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Drawstring Mittens


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No increasing or decreasing is needed in this super simple beginner mitten pattern. Worked in a bulky yarn, these mittens are quick and easy with an afterthought thumb and yarn threaded through the top of the hand and then again later through the top of the thumb to draw each closed. Worked in a stretchy 1 x 1 rib, the three sizes provided will fit a wide range of hands. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting in the round Stitches used: knit, purl Picking up stitches to close thumb gaps GAUGE 4.5 sts and 5 rnds = 1 inch [2.5 cm] in 1x1 Rib worked in the round on larger needles. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small (Childrens), Medium (Women's), Large (Men's)

Supplies Needed

  • Malabrigo Chunky (100% merino wool; 100 yd [91 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]). 2 skeins, or approximately 115 yd [105 m] (145 yd [133 m], 175 yds [160 m]). Shown in # 240 Oceanos, # 35 Frank Ochre, and # 125 Mariposa.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain gauge.
  • US size 10 [6.0 mm] double-pointed needles (dpns).

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Leah Michelle Designs
Leah Michelle Designs
Michelle Krause is a northern Canadian designer specializing in knitted accessories – scarves, cowls, shawls, hats, socks, and mittens. She enjoys designing with lace, cables, and texture. She works with all weights of yarn and focuses on designing one (or sometimes two) skein projects that are perfect for hand-dyed and/or luxury yarns. Leah Michelle Designs are uncomplicated, with clean lines and symmetry.