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Khufu Convertible Mittens


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These mittens were inspired by the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The top of these convertible mitts features brick-like patterning with a pointy top, symbolizing the pyramid itself. Tiny dots of texture are scattered across the hand, representing the sand of Egypt?s immense desert, and intwined cables make up the cuffs, reminiscent of the Nile River. The mittens are worked entirely seamlessly, beginning with the cuffs. Stitches are picked up from around one side of the cuff to form the hand, then stitches are put on hold to form the mitten top. The thumb gusset is formed by working increases while knitting the hand, and is finished into either a fingerless or full thumb after the rest of the mitten is complete. The 3-page, full-color PDF includes round by round written instructions for each section of the work. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Working in the round Basic increasing Basic decreasing Provisional cast on Cable stitches Kitchener stitch GAUGE 27 sts/38 rows = 4 inches in pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Adult; one size fits all Length of mitten top is adjustable to fit

Supplies Needed

  • 72 grams/238 yards sportweight yarn (sample shown in The Unique Sheep Green Sheep Sport, 100% organic superfine merino wool, 330 yards per 100 gram skein, Color: Papyrus)
  • US 6/4.0 mm straight needles
  • Set of 5 US 4/3.5 mm double pointed needles OR 32-inch circular needle for working in the round

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Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, plastic canvas, weaving, knitting, crochet, beading, jewelry making...the list goes on. These days, I am a full-time knitwear designer whose work has been seen in publications like Interweave Knits,, Knitscene Magazine, The Knitter, Your Knitting Life, and more! You can find me online at, or on social networking sites (like Twitter, Ravelry, and Etsy) as TheSexyKnitter.