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Toddler Mittens ~ Sock Yarn or Worsted

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Toddler Mittens ~ Sock Yarn or Worsted
Toddler Mittens ~ Sock Yarn or Worsted
Toddler Mittens ~ Sock Yarn or Worsted
Toddler Mittens ~ Sock Yarn or Worsted

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Long-tail Cast on
  • Knitting in the round on double-pointed kneedles
  • Backward-loop cast on
  • Kitchener stitch

Pattern Description:

This is a pattern for simple toddler-size children's mittens made with double-pointed needles in-the-round. The "three dots" difficulty is only because some people find working the thumb with dpns to be fussy. If you know how to knit in-the-round, you really CAN make a pair of mittens for your 2 year-old.

I originally used sock-weight yarn for this project. I love Stonehedge Fiber Mill fun mill ends and they were perfect for this project. It is good to use something with animal fiber such as wool to help maintain natural body temperature. My kids can't wear synthetic fibers, which is why I went with the Fun Mill Ends, which are an extremely soft mix of sheep wool, alpaca, and llama.

I worked up a worsted-weight pattern for these mittens because "somebody" requested a certain color and I had it in the worsted weight shepherd's wool.

I knit wool baby items and sell them at www.etsy.com/marcyartsy if you would like to see my handiwork.

Gauge:

7 stitches per inch for stockinette in-the-round for sock weight. 4-5 stitches per inch for worsted weight.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Toddler (12 mo - 4t), total length of mitten 6.25"

Materials:

  • DPNs in size 1, size 1.5, or size 2
  • Sock-weight Yarn, less than 1 skein
  • DPNs in size 3 and 6 for worsted pattern
  • Worsted weight yarn, less than 1 skein

You Will Also Need:

  • darning kneedle
  • stitch holder

Suggested yarn:

100 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Stonehedge Fiber Mill Fun Mill Ends or Shepherd's Wool Worsted

Colorway:

n/a
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Intermediate
Knitting
Accessory
Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby
Mittens
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