Mittens to Fit
These mittens will fit your hands. I came with the idea of decreasing the number of stitches already at the bottom of the index finger in order to create mittens that fit closely to the hand. I was a bit annoyed of mittens that allow the fingers to “move” a lot, instead of wrapping them tightly. The pattern is very simple and is a good start for a beginner who wants to knit something easy or it could be used as a ground pattern for more sophisticated mittens with cables, colours, patterns, etc.
Size: S (M) L to fit an average women’s/men’s/larger hand.
Yarn: Any 4-ply sock yarn can be used. In this pattern I have used Misti Alpaca (50% alpaca, 30% merino wool, 10% silk, 10% nylon, 100 g – 400m). You will use approximately 50 grams of yarn, of course depending on the yarn you are using.
Needles: 5 double pointed needles in 2.5mm/ US 1. If you prefer to use the Magic Loop method, then you will need longer 2.5mm/ US 1 1/2 circular needles.
Tension: 30 sts and 41 rows = 10 cm/ 4” in stockinette stitch.