Easy Peasy Mittens by Lynn Hamps
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Easy Peasy Mittens

November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
195 - 205 yards (178 - 187 m)
Medium and Large
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I love mittens, they are warm, cosy and comfortable, and they bring back wonderful childhood memories of snowball throwing and gathering up autumn leaves. Here you will find the perfect ‘go-to’ mitten pattern, beautifully simple to make and perfect for using all those gorgeous variegated and hand dyed yarns. They look equally lovely in soft heathers and plains too. Very easy to adapt to bigger/smaller sizes and great for both men and women. The easy to work, gusseted thumb, provides a comfy fit and adds a professional finishing touch. I also show you how to work the same simple pattern as a pair of convertible mittens.
Made in Aran/Worsted weight yarn ensure they work up quickly and are great for gift giving.

Method: All designs are worked from the cuff upwards and entirely in the round. The thumbs are then completed and also knitted in the round therefore there are no seams to be sewn. A little stitching is required for the convertible version but is very easy.

Each pair of mittens requires less than 100g of Aran/Worsted Weight Yarn (yardage will depend on chosen yarn and size of mitten). They look lovely in heathered/tweed/self-striping yarns or choose plain for a classic look.
Ribbing on convertible mittens looks good in either a contrast or matching yarn. Example here is worked with just the lower rib in a contrast colour.
Also suitable for personalising with intarsia motifs.
Natural fibres recommended for warmth and durability.
Large eyed tapestry needle required for weaving in ends.