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Northman Mittens, turquoise
December 1, 2011
December 11, 2011
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Northman Mittens, turquoise
Northman Mittens by David Schulz
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light
144 yards in stash
Rae's Yarn Boutique
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light
288 yards in stash
Jimmy Bean's
November 18, 2010
Blue Sky Fibers Brushed Suri
142 yards in stash
December 15, 2010

My favorite mitten pattern ever. Love the thumb gusset design - very comfortable to wear. This is my second pair.

Doing these again in DK weight because I’ve got the colors I want to knit for my friend in that weight. On #4 needles with DK weight yarn, it’s just a perfect fit. Knitting these for a friend for Christmas.

The pattern starts out with a braided edge, but if you do it in one color, like the pattern calls for, you can’t appreciate it much. This time I did a two-color cast on and did a two color braid. Much prettier. If you want to do a two color braid, make sure to do the two-color cast on, which will be your “set up” row. It’s worth it.

Make sure you’ve knitted a large enough mitten to accomodate the lining, especially if you’re using something like Brushed Suri, which is so thick and lofty. Yum.

I used a circular needle, doing Magic Loop. My favorite method.

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by Blue Sky Fibers
67% Suri, 22% Merino, 11% Rayon from Bamboo
142 yards / 50 grams

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50% Alpaca, 50% Wool
144 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: November 30, 2011
  • Finished: December 12, 2011
  • Updated: July 26, 2012