Ginni Mittens by Alexandra Richards

Ginni Mittens

Knitting
January 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
219 - 262 yards (200 - 240 m)
women's and men's medium
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These flip-top mittens are warm and cozy and oh so practical with their button back top. They become fingerless mitts in a snap, making it easy to use your phone or find your keys without exposing your hands to the elements. The crossed stitch pattern flows naturally from the 1/1 ribbing adding structure and beauty to the ribbing.

The yarn suggested is spun with possum fur, which is warmer than wool and very soft. You can buy the yarn at www.yarnsapart.com.

Size:
The pattern is the same for both women’s and men’s medium. Change needle size to make the mittens smaller or larger.
The women’s size was knit on size 6 US (4mm) needles, which gives mittens 7.5” (19 cm) around the palm, unstretched. The men’s size was knit on size 7 US (4.5mm) needles, which gives mittens 8” (20.3 cm) around the palm, unstretched. The 1/1 rib is very stretchy.

Yarn:
Supreme Possum Merino, 8ply (130 yards/120 meters to 50 grams), 2 50g balls; scrap yarn to hold thumb stitches

Needles:
For women’s mittens, size 5 US (3.75mm) and size 6 US (4mm) both in sets of 5 double pointed needles;
For men’s mittens, size 6 US (4mm) and size 7 US (4.5mm) both in sets of 5 double pointed needles;
Small cable needle

Two buttons – the size you want for buttoning down the flip top

Gauge
With smaller needles, 26 stitches to 4” (10cm) in K1B, P1 rib, unstretched
With larger needles, 24 stitches to 4” (10cm) in K1B, P1 rib, unstretched