Odd Ball Mittens by Cheryl Coville
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Odd Ball Mittens

Knitting
March 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Adult & Child
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These mittens meet the need for using up those odd balls of leftover yarn to make beautiful mittens without resorting to plain, old stripes. However, these mittens are not just odd. They are special. And they are special (as in, my mother says I’m “special”) for another reason. They are created in a very unique way. They are modular in construction. Simple, really….just different. Best of all? No grafting. No Kitchener stitch. No, really!!

The modular approach results in a lovely curving mitten tip that surrounds the palm and when you use 2 different colours for the palm and the edging, you’ll end up with a beautiful decorative detail where the 2 colours meet. But why stop at 2 colours? These are great for using up leftovers. All the palm/back-of-hand inserts can be different. The edge strip can be a different yarn and then the cuffs can be striped. Or, you can make them all from one ball of yarn. It’s your choice.

The pattern includes several variations for garter stitch palms, seed stitch palms and stockinette edges with and without cables. There are two sizes for Adults and Children.