It’s been weeks since I’ve seen the sun here in Stockholm and if it weren’t for all the happy colours in my stash I would probably go crazy. So, to keep me from going insane and to keep my hands busy (as If I needed any more projects for that!) I wrote up the pattern for my boys’s favourite mittens and hope that they will keep us and you happy on dark and cold winter days.
And it’s only one more month until Christmas! WHAAAAAAT??? Where did the year go?
The coolest Christmas gifts are hand-made, so go crazy on the
These are fabulous for using up off little bits and scraps from your favourite projects and you can go completely wild mixing and matching colours. The kids will love them all the more, but if you want more subtle colours you can use solid yarns or even a single colour for them. No matter what you decide, they will always be cozy, easy to knit and warm 🙂
The pattern is written for fingering yarns, but feel free to use sport weight or DK as you prefer. You can use any number of stitches you like. (Did I mention that I love versatile patterns??)
Instructions are written for kids and adult sizes and can be adapted to fit any size!
Techniques used are:
- knitting in the round
- simple increases and decreases (left and right leaning)
What you need:
- ~50-100g fingering yarn (400m/100g) in your favourite colours, be it two gradients, scrap yarns or solid colours.
- 5 double pointed needles 2.5 or 3mm
- 2 stitch markers
- Tapestry needle to sew in ends
For these ones I used Schoppel Crazy Zauberball (Der Lenz ist da and Malerwinkel) and just knit the colours as they came. I love how each mitten is unique. And the mismatched pairs only add to the happiness factor, don’t you think?
In case you thought that these mitts would only make kids happy, let me show you SiNessi’s mittens, that she made for herself:
I love what my testers do to my patterns, and I’d also love to see your knits! Please give me a shoutout when you make something from any of my patterns! I’d be honoured to show them off in my hall of fame!!