Niffler's Delight Mittens by Emily Ringelman

Niffler's Delight Mittens

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
220 - 250 yards (201 - 229 m)
Women's S, M
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If you’re unfamiliar with the Harry Potter series, or familiar with it but not obsessed with every tiny detail (ahem, like me), then here’s a brief overview of a Harry Potter creature called The Niffler. A niffler is a small, fluffy animal with a long snout, found mostly in mines. Nifflers have a great love of gold, shiny things, and coins- anything sparkly catches their attention. If they ever find themselves in a house, they will turn the house upside down in their quest for anything sparkly. So, not a good house pet. What do nifflers like? Gold sparkly coins. What are these mittens? Gold, sparkly, and covered in coin cables. A true niffler’s delight for all the Harry Potter nerds out there.

These mittens start with an i-cord cast-on. There is a panel of ribbing on the back of the wrist to maintain a good fit whilst not interrupting the coin cable pattern. The top is grafted together with Kitchener stitch.

Skills Needed: I-cord cast on, backwards loop cast on, cables, magic loop, knitting with double-pointed needles, basic decreases, Kitchener Stitch.

Size:
Women’s S (M), finished hand circumference 7.5 (8) inches
Finished length: 9.5 (10.25) inches from cast on, 6.5 (7.25) from base of thumb