NEW PATTERN RELEASE: Convertible Monster Mittens

NEW PATTERN RELEASE: Convertible Monster Mittens

Yes, I know, it’s still summer and who would even think about knitting mittens now in this… well, not heat exactly but – you know – kind of summer-y weather? Raise your hands if you would. Ha! There you go, I knew it! Well, I would, too. Because winter is coming certainly. And with it the cozy, frosty and christmassy season that requires an awful lot of knitting. And warmth.

So why not start knitting your winter garments right away? You’ll need to prepared, right? Also, Christmas is almost around the corner and it always catches me by surprise. So instead of starting last-minute gifts as usual I made these lovely mittens just to be prepared πŸ™‚ And, oh, I wrote down the pattern for them, too, so you don’t need to go unprepared, either πŸ™‚

Here it is, my brand new pattern for your new favourite mittens:

Convertible Monster Mittens knitting pattern (click for pattern)

Monster Mittens knitting pattern
Monster Mittens made from Mumpitz Bamboo yarn

These convertible mittens are not only practical but make a fun accessory and toy at the same time! And who said that only kids should have fun? Make them in any size you like and start monster-ing away!I really like having convertible mittens in winter, as I feel much more flexible with a finger flap. You can even add a thumb flap as in my Convertibles mittens with thumb flap pattern, but as the ones I made here are intended for kids I made them without thumb flap.

I made four pairs so far from my own hand-dyed Mumpitz Bamboo yarn and used all four available colourways, because as always I couldn’t quite decide which one to use. So I used them all. Sigh. I guess my nephews and sons (and myself, hehe) won’t go with cold hands this year!

Monster Mittens knitting pattern
Monster Mittens – which one is your favourite?

I was just thinking that I should probably make a shark out of a blue pair at some point. Wouldn’t that be fun, too? I think the next pair will eat up a few of my leftovers to get a stripy look πŸ™‚

Monster Mittens knitting pattern
Monster Mittens from Mumpitz Bamboo Golden Sunset
Monster Mittens knitting pattern
Monster Mittens knitting pattern

My test knitters had a lot of fun with this pattern, too, and made these lovely monsters from it.

Monster Mittens knitting pattern
by Sinessi, made from Schibot Garne
Monster Mittens knitting pattern
by Sinessi
Monster Mittens knitting pattern
by sylie
Monster Mittens knitting pattern
by Strickhummel2108
Monster Mittens knitting pattern
by ariadne4
Monster Mittens knitting pattern
by Binle

The pattern uses following techniques:

  • knits and purls in rounds and rows,
  • simple increases and decreases,
  • cast on and cast off stitches
  • picking up stitches

What you need:

  • 30-40g (depending on size) fingering yarn, for example Mumpitz Bamboo (400m/100g) or Mumpitz Merino (400m/100g) in your favourite colours.
  • 5-6g in a contrasting colour for spikes
  • 2-3g of white for teeth and eyes
  • leftover in black for pupils
  • 5double pointed needles 2.5 or 3mm
  • Tapestry needle to sew in ends

Sizes:
You can make these mittens with any fingering or even sport weight yarn you like and in any size. I will not give exact measurements as every knitter knits differently and every
hand is different, too, so please make a swatch before starting the mittens and see how many st youβ€˜ll need to be sure they will fit you exactly. Approximates are given as is a size table for different sizes.

Thank you to my wonderful test knitters Binle, SiNessi, Sylie, kathinka14, ariadne4, urmare and Strickhummel2108 and Suzieqtee for proof reading!!!

Monster Mittens knitting pattern
Monster Mittens knitting pattern

 

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