Version 2.0 Mrs. Fitz-Inspired Crocheted Mini Mitts - Outlander by Polly Foo Foo

Version 2.0 Mrs. Fitz-Inspired Crocheted Mini Mitts - Outlander

September 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
5.5 mm (I)
100 - 200 yards (91 - 183 m)
Women's Medium
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My first version of these mitts (separately listed V 1.0) was worked in Malabrigo Mecha, which is classified as bulky yarn. I decided to make a pair in another bulky yarn, also by Malabrigo, called “Chunky”. The difference in the size of these yarns - though they are in the same weight class and even made by the same company - is significant. “Mecha” gets you 130 yards per 100 grams. “Chunky” gets you 100 yards per 100 grams.

These seem like boring mathematical details when you’re itching to crochet up something, but I had to alter the original pattern in order to get correct results, so it does indeed make a difference and goes to show that the weight system is only a guideline. So here is V 2.0!

Other changes in this 2.0 pattern also include a cleaner join where the color change occurs (if you’re not changing colors it is still cleaner). There is a right hand and left hand, instead of an interchangeable set. This allows for better seam placement and I think may also lend a more comfortable fit.

NOTES RE YARDAGE: Yarn: Malabrigo “Chunky” 100 yards/100 grams. 1 skein is just enough to make 1 pair in 1 solid color. I bought 2 skeins so I could combine colors. I have enough to make 2 pairs. Each mitt weights 50 grams, which is 50 yards of this yarn.

Have fun and please please please let me know if you have questions or suspect errors. Just don’t throw any rotten fruit at meh!