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Polar VorTEXT Mittens


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After this extreme cold wave I realized that fingerless gloves were not enough protection against the cold. Having just purchased an IPhone 5 and watching the news one night thought to myself. Holy Cow - Polar Vortexting... we need a mitten. So I quickly found a spiraling (vortex) knitting pattern and created this warm, tight fighting mitten that allows you to swipe your smart phone in any weather. I love wool, but you could use any wool blend or two strands of a lighter weight yarn. Use up your scraps... they look like alien mittens anyway... BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Kniting, Purling in the round. Increase and Decrease stitches GAUGE Approximately 24 rows by 14 stitches for a 4x4-inch swatch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small to medium mitten. Measures 10-inches long by 3-inches wide or 6-inches around before stretching. SUGGESTED YARN 110 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rhythm by Jojoland COLORWAY ALL

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  • Four Size 6 knitting needles; #4 yarn (wool or wool blends), darning needle, stitche holders, scissors

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Sista Sue
Sista Sue
I have been a clothing designer and weaver for many many years. I had to sell my loom and get a real job. However, when one of my crochet patterns was published in Interweave Crochet Accessories Magazine.