Basic Sock Yarn Mitten

Basic Sock Yarn Mitten using two different variegated yarns. A good stash buster.

Well this naughty kitten lost her mittens! It was such a cold day. These mittens were a first for me in two ways. First I had not attempted gloves before and they were hunter’s mitts. Second it was my first time working with mohair. I loved how the hunter’s mitts turned out but did not love the scratchy mohair. I made my daughter a pair of mitts last Christmas out of angora…that was heavenly. For some reason I thought mohair was soft too…until I had to wear them for a couple of hours. Needless to say I was planning on making new ones! Off to my stash to see what I had and found two part balls of Kroy sock yarn… at least I think they were as the labels were long gone. I really wasn’t sure how the two would look. I’m still not sure but I must say it does remind me of a beautiful pink sunset while kayaking on the lake. I love the colorways on the thumb as well.

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Pretty striping on thumb.

My decision to make a simple pair of mittens instead of the hunter’s mitts was easy. My hands would be warmer all nestled together…mittens it was! Of course Ravelry.com is the best place to find a pattern for almost anything. If you aren’t a member you should become one. It’s free! The Ravelry community is welcoming and full of top notch resources. I give Ravelry.com a 5 out of 5 Owls! fiveowls

I found this excellent pattern/tutorial on Ravelry. Thank you to the designer Terry Morris for sharing. It’s called “Mittens-A Tutorial & Pattern”.

It really was quite simple to knit up. My biggest problem was the kitchener stitch at the tip. I’m still not a pro but it’s getting better each time I do it. I found a really good tutorial for kitchener stitch over at Knitty.com. Knitty On-line Magazine is another resource you can’t miss out on. MANY beautiful free patterns and most patterns are available in plus sizes too! Knitty.com definately deserves a 5 out of 5 Owls as well! fiveowls AND…. it’s Canadian!