Whichaway Mitts by Karen Templer

Whichaway Mitts

September 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6.25 rows = 1 inch
in ribbing
US 8 - 5.0 mm
60 - 70 yards (55 - 64 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Because of the way these chic little mitts are constructed, you can pull them on with either end up — thisaway, thataway or one of each!

For these mitts (and the coordinating Stadium Hat and Stadium Mitts) you can use two skeins of Anna in any color combination. Two skeins are enough to make all three projects. You could also use four different colors here, or omit the colorblocking and knit them solid, or whatever your heart desires.

The thumbhole portion of these mitts is worked in flat rows (with two stitches of garter at each end), treating the three needles holding live stitches as if they’re a single left-hand needle, and turning the work with each row, before rejoining in the round at the top of the thumb opening. In order to be able to wear the mitts either direction, as pictured, it’s critical that the cast-on and bind-off edges both be stretchy. I’ve used the long-tail cast-on and Elizabeth Zimmermann’s sewn bind-off, but you may use whatever stretchy cast-on and bind-off you like. Directions for EZ’s sewn bind-off are included.