Dessert First Mitts by Marilynn Blacketer
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Dessert First Mitts

November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in k2 x p2 ribbing
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
197 - 200 yards (180 - 183 m)
Adult, teen, child
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These Dessert First Mitts are fraternal twins. If finished neatly, they’re interestingly reversible! The mitts are worked from wrist to fingers in worsted weight yarn. Mitt sizes are determined by the needle size. The Fancy Cable is fun to work, and the mitts can be knit in a weekend, or two, making them the perfect gift or accessory. This may be considered an intermediate level pattern because knowledge of cables, and stitch construction is helpful.

Finished sizes:
Small: Flat 5”, stretches to 8”circumference, height 9”
Medium: Flat 5.5”, stretches to 10”circumference, height 9”
Large: Flat 6”, stretches to 12”circumference, height 9”

Yarn: cotton or wool blend in worsted weight; 200yards/3.5oz;
Photo: Dessert First Mitts (size small) are knit in Universal Yarn Classic Shades; color 733 Jubilant
Photo: Fancy Cable Mitts (size medium) are knit in Knitting Fever Painted Sky; color 210

This is a great pattern, and I was excited to get started on the mitts. As I looked at the yarn, and ate a piece of pumpkin pie at 10:00AM, I asked myself, “What if I knit the mitts with all this green/blue, and never get to the pretty magenta?” I decided to unwind, and rewind the ball of yarn, finding 33g of blue. I continued winding on through the magenta to the red, divided the red in half, and my lucky day, 50g of yarn in that ball. I then wound the other ball pulling from the inside, and I started both mitts with a red/magenta cuff! Dessert first!

As a celebration of the season, this pattern is offered as gift to you! Please, go to the blog post:
You’ll find pattern details and a great pumpkin pie recipe.
Enjoy this pattern making many Dessert First, Fancy Cable, (or just k2p2 KISS) Mitts as gifts to family & friends. I’d love to see your finished projects. Thank you, Marilynn

The pattern pdf will print to 3 pages, you may want to print front & back.