Fried Chicken Mittens worked Two at a Time by Ellen Mason

Fried Chicken Mittens worked Two at a Time

January 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
110 - 200 yards (101 - 183 m)
Youth Small, YM, YL, Adult Small, AM, AL, AXL
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Let’s hear it for thumbs! The Fried Chicken Mitten hugs the thumb’s drumstick curves and moves without stressing the rest of the mitten.

I enjoy the magic loop method of knitting any time I have a small circumference to work. My hands tuck comfortably into the loops and the stitches glide steadily around the needle. I have learned to avoid laddering at the turning points, and the needle is never lost.

Have you tried the magic loop? Give it a go. There are lots of videos out there showing how it is done.

And when you’re comfortable with magic loop, how about some two-timing? I have rewritten my Fried Chicken Mitten pattern with detailed instructions on how to knit two mittens simultaneously using the magic loop method. No second mitten syndrome! There are seven sizes, Youth Small through Adult XLarge.

You’ll need a skein of rustic, toothy wool in aran weight. You know, the kind that still smells like sheep. Your needle must be 40 inches or longer, and with a flexible cable.

This new pattern is seven pages long, with lots of drawings and pictures and tips, and stitch counts all along the way.

Mittens are a portable project easily tucked into a small sack. Folks will be mesmerized by your mad knitting skills. They are easily customized with a cable, a merry stitch motif, duplicate stitch … make them uniquely yours!

errata: (corrected March 2014)
p.4, Round 7 should read: MITTEN A.) … ; kfb, knit 9-10-10-11-12-12-12, kfb, knit 9-9-10-11-11-12-13.
p.4, Round 9 should read: MITTEN A.) … ; kfb, knit 10-11-11-12-13-13-14 … (number was missing).
p.5, Round 11 should read: MITTEN A.) … ; kfb, knit 11-12-12-13-14-14-15, kfb, knit 11-11-12-13-13-14-14.