Diagonal Spiral Mittens

Project Description

What was your inspiration? Grandson #3 saw the mittens I was making for Grandson #1 and went to my sock yarn stash and came back with a skein of yarn and said, "If I was getting more mittens for Christmas, wouldn't they be pretty with this stuff?" Well, how could I resist?

What you will need

  • Wisdom Yarnes Marathon Zocks Phoenix
  • yarn held double. Knit two at a time on size 5 circular needles using magic loop method.

Q&A with Spalover

rubysmom asked:
Very smart--changing up the stitch--adds a lot of interest. How old is your Grandson who selected this?
Spalover answered:
Thanks, this GS is 9, he likes Grandma's mittens and socks and often picks his own yarns, or at least specifies color.
Jill-1234 asked:
Love them!
Spalover answered:
Thank you!
westiefreak05 asked:
Great idea! I just made a swirl beanie with a similar pattern and I want to make matching mittens-- this would be perfect! Do you think due to the swirl I will need to CO any extra stitches to keep the mitten the written size?
Spalover answered:
I didn't cast on any extra stitches, just knit to pattern and it worked fine. But if you think your swirl might need extra do a gauge swatch using the swirl stitch. This pattern is so flexible I think it would take a stitch pattern that draws together many stitches before it would need any real altering.

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