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Winter Tulip Mittens

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Winter Tulip Mittens
Winter Tulip Mittens
Winter Tulip Mittens

Pattern Description:

A late season bloomer. The Winter Tulip rears it's beautiful head, demanding to be noticed!
The deep, gorgeous bright poppy colored wool simply pops amidst the crisp, white snow. Like a late bloom bursting from the frozen ground.
You will definitely stand out when wearing these....like a winter tulip!

These mittens feature a unique construction for the cuff that creates two petal shaped flaps mimicking nature's artistic tulip.

Knit with less than (2) Hanks of 1 Akasha Zeropoint Colorworks 1AZC TTS 66 Hand dyed Thick and Thin Slub Yarn, a gorgeous and lofty fine micron merino wool. Knit in a dense gauge to give a felted look and a nice warm, thick fabric for the winter cold.

Pattern only takes up approximately 85 yrds, so you will have some wool leftover for a simple headband, baby mittens or a cute crocheted flower. But I think these mittens would be even more soft and warm if you added thrums with the remainder of your second skein! Simply weigh your skeins after winding into balls. And be sure to reserve at least 85 yrds for the mittens and the rest can be cut into thrums. Please do post pics and project notes if this is something you end up trying. :)

Pattern is written to fit a standard adult sized hand of between 7" and 8.5" wide.
If you have extra small hands, or would like to make these for a child, they can be felted. You can also simply omit a few stitches from the cast on.

(2) Hanks of 1AZC Handspun TTS Yarn - 66 yds/ 1.8 oz, Colorway - 6639 Paprika
Size US# 10.5 (6.5mm) Straight Needles or 16" Circulars (for knitting flat)
(1) Set of Size US# 10.5 (6.5mm) DPN's (for knitting in the round)
Large Tapestry Needle
(2) Stitch markers

Stitches Used:
K - Knit P - Purl
M1L - Make 1 Left M1R - Make 1 Right
CO - Cast On BO - Bind Off
RS - Right Side WS - Wrong Side
SSK - Slip, slip, knit
K2tog - Knit 2 together
P2tog tbl - Purl 2 together, through back loops


IMPORTANT: Block your gauge swatch.
Worked in Stockinette in the round
9 stitches & 13 rounds = 3"X3"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Lying flat: Not blocked 10" Long (From cuff to top of mitten) Hand: 3.5-3.75" Wide Hand including thumb: 5" Wide

Suggested yarn:

85 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Thick and Thin Super Bulky