This pair of mittens is perfect to get a little taste of doubleknitting as this is a relatively small project. Featuring detailed instructions on how to cast on and work in the doubleknitting technique it’s a great first doubleknitting project.
Thanks to the doubleknitting technique you will end up with a fully reversible pair of mittens that are warmer than most knitted mittens thanks to the double layer construction. Apart from that doubleknitting is the perfect answer to problems with floats (fair isle), as the yarn will only ever be carried a maximum of two stitches. This results in a more stretchy fabric! The mittens will hug your hands plus fit a wide range of hand sizes without being too tight or loose.
210 meters / 230 yards of fingering weight yarn (shown in Wollmeise 100% superwash, colorway Single Malt), about 60g / 2,1 oz. (=color A)
210 meters / 230 yards of fingering weight yarn (shown in Wollmeise 100% superwash, colorway Löwenzahn), about 60g / 2,1 oz. (=color B)
2 mm circular needle (long enough for magic loop) or size to get the given gauge.
Two 2,5mm circular needles or one size bigger than the needles you needed to get gauge.
2-3 mm crochet hook
18 - 19 cm / 7 – 7 ½ “ hand circumference
18 - 19 cm / 7 – 7 ½ “ hand length (measured from beginning of thumb gusset)
If you have larger hands (19 - 20 cm / 7 ½ - 8” circumference), use slightly larger needles to get a gauge of about 28 stitches and 38 rows on 10 cm / 4”.