Gingerbread Men Mittens
I updated it and it is available Now With Thicker Frosting, including more “cookies”!
I love autumn - the time of year when the leaves start falling and I dream of bonfires, pumpkin patches, hot cocoa and gift knitting! These mittens are the perfect gift for someone with a warm heart but cold hands. Or keep ‘em for yourself – I won’t tell!
Skill Level: Experienced
Sizes: for hand width 7 ½” at widest point
Techniques used: This pattern assumes understanding of knitting in the round, stranded colorwork and chart reading, and Kitchener stitch.
Yarn: Windy Valley Muskox, Australian Merino, 218 yds, 1 oz (28.5 gm) per skein: 1 skein MC, 1 skein CC. (There was enough yarn left to do thumbs in either color, and to extend cuff if desired.)
Shown: MC 7002 Vanilla Crème, CC 7011 Chocolate Chip
Needles: US 1 / 2.25mm, 40” circular and dpns, or size to obtain gauge. (40” circ is used for Magic Loop method; if preferred use 2 circulars or 5 dpns instead for knitting small circumferences in the round. Dpns were used to knit thumb.)
GAUGE: 43 sts & 48 rows = 4” (10 cm) in colorwork pattern
44 sts & 48 rows = 4” (10 cm) in 2x2 rib
Double-Twist Loop Cast On (for illustrated instructions for the Double-Twist Loop Cast On, see pg. 22 of Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods by Leslie Ann Bestor.)
Or alternatively, use the Backward Loop cast on method.