Summary: Basic mittens for toddlers, with optional embroidered details and I-cord string connecting the pair. Directions are provided for knitting mittens in the round, or back and forth on straight needles.
- small amount of contrasting color yarn, for embroidery (optional)
- yarn needle
- for in-the-round mittens: 4 US size 5 / 3.75 mm double-pointed needles; 4 US size 8 / 5.0 mm double-pointed needles; 2 small stich holders; 3 stitch markers
- for back-and-forth mittens: US 5 / 3.75 mm straight needles; US 8 / 5.0 mm straight needles; 2 medium stitch holders; 2 stitch markers
From Knitting for Baby: These mittens are sure to keep toddlers' hands toasty during cold weather. The floral or moon-and-stars embroidery is optional, as is the I-cord that connects the mittens and, ideally, keeps them together when it's run through the sleeves of a jacket. ... We give instructions for working these mittens in the round on double-pointed needles or back and forth on single-pointed needles.