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Mini-Mitten Ornament


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I love to make miniature ornaments to decorate my Christmas tree. I set out to make miniature mittens a few years back and struggled with each pattern I tried. Too fussy, too fiddly... I felt as if I was all thumbs. I tossed out the patterns and came up with my own, based on my knowledge of knitting real mittens for real hands. These mittens are just made on a smaller scale. Any weight of yarn can be used for this pattern, just use the size needles recommended on the yarn label. Thicker or chunkier weight yarn will just result in larger mittens. This pattern is a great use for left-over scraps of yarn. My favorite yarn and needle combination is sock or fingering weight yarn with 2.75 mm double pointed needles. Make these for your Christmas tree. Make these for your Christmas wreath. Hang these mittens on your fireplace mantle. Hang a pair of cute mittens from your car's rear view mirror. Use a pair of mini-mittens on top of a wrapped gift in place of a bow. Dangle a pair of mini-mittens from a gift bag. You'll be on a mini-mitten frenzy in no time! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round knitting with double pointed needles knitting purling increasing decreasing PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Berroco Sox

Recommended with this pattern

  • small amount of fingering weight yarn
  • double pointed needles suitable for yarn
  • darning needle

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