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Making Mittens

I am strange. Now, if you really do know me, this is a "duh" statement, but really. I am talking about something specific right now.

I knit, a lot. And crochet. I make hats and scarves and various other things and I'm pretty good at it, or so I like to think. I have a big problem with one type of project though. I am not a mitten maker.

It's not that I don't want to be a mitten maker. I do. I've tried I don't know how many times, and I've managed to make a few lonely single mittens. I have never made a pair, however. I keep trying though, because there is something about mittens that seems so... so... knitterly.

I may finally be on the right track tonight.

It is the progression of a mitten. This is the pattern, Stashbuster Kids Charity Mittens. It uses double stranded worsted weight and size 10 needles, and the size I am making is only 24 stitches a round. That is not too bad!

I don't want to put the thumb on yet, because I want to make both thumbs the same and I figure doing them one after the other will make that more likely of happening. I have cast on the second mitten, and done 2 or 3 rounds on its cuff. (My mittens have 15 rounds for a cuff.)

I can really see myself making these mittens, finishing them and maybe even making more!! I would like to try the smaller version too, maybe even make Tiri a pair. Just think, I could become a charity mitten maker, as well as a charity hat maker. Mitten makers are rarer than hat makers you know. (Wonder why!)

Does anyone else think I can finish them? :)


  1. Well done. I have a deep aversion to making mittens and socks. It takes all sorts. I used to wear handknitted mittens when I was a child and I didn't realise there was any other type until I was about 11. I think I will stick with hats, scarves and blankets.


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