Totally Tubular Mittens by Sarah Hatton

Totally Tubular Mittens

Knitting
May 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 yards (165 m)
Hand circumference above thumb: 22cm [8ยพin]
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These handy mittens feature rib and a pretty stitch pattern growing out of the tubular cast-on edge.

Sarahโ€™s Totally Tubular Mittens are the third project in Boost Your Knitting, a programme to help you grow your knitting skills.

You can purchase Boost Your Knitting from Arnall-Culliford Knitwear and for ยฃ30.00 (which includes worldwide shipping) you will receive digital photo tutorials and patterns each month, along with a copy of the print book in September 2019. The complete programme consists of twelve tutorials and patterns in pdf and print format, video tutorials and a 10% discount code for the Arnall-Culliford Knitwear online shop (not valid on kits, and not valid in conjunction with any other offer).

SIZE
To fit average adult
Hand circumference above thumb: 22cm [8ยพin]
Length from cuff to tip: 25cm [9ยพin]

YARN
Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Something to Knit With Aran (aran weight; 70% highland wool, 30% superfine alpaca; 82m [89yds] per 50g skein)
Storm 2 x 50g skeins

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
1 set 4.5mm [US 7] double-pointed needles, or needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences in the round, or needle size required to match tension
Stitch markers; Tapestry needle

TENSION
18 sts and 28 rounds to 10cm [4in] over stocking stitch worked in the round, after washing and blocking
13 sts of chart B panel measures 4.5cm [1ยพin] unstretched, after washing and blocking

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found within the book:
1x1 tubular cast-on method for working in the round

VIDEO TUTORIALS
The following video tutorials can be found on our website at www.acknitwear.co.uk/boost-your-knitting
1x1 tubular cast-on method for working in the round
Ktichener stitch (grafting)

PATTERN NOTES
These mittens start with a tubular cast on for 1x1 rib in the round. The rib then grows directly into the cuff stitch pattern, which features a pretty stitch pattern. The mitten wrist then features a stitch pattern up the back of the mittens, as well as along the thumb. Increases are worked before the thumb stitches are left on hold. The mitten hand is then worked with the stitch pattern continuing up the back of the hand, before the top is shaped with a series of decreases. The thumb is then knitted on to complete the mitten.