Granny Glitten's Mittens by Becky Greene

Granny Glitten's Mittens

October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
160 - 220 yards (146 - 201 m)
Adult S/M, Adult M/L
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When I was little, my mother had a Christmas story book that she had been given as a child. One of my very favorite stories in the book was about poor Granny Glittens. Granny was poor, and made a little money by knitting mittens to sell at Christmas time. She knit all kinds of designs on her mittens and the children loved them. One year, The Store wrote to her that all they had was white yarn! What could she do? Granny cried, and then looked in her pantry. She found red peppermints, black licorice, brown chocolate, yellow lemon drops, and green candies. So she dyed her white yarn with candy that was added to water and was able to knit mittens for the children after all.

These mittens do not have colored designs knit into them, but they will knit up quickly for Christmas presents; you can even knit them in candy colors.

This MKAL will be hosted in the “I Make Mittens” group. Clues will be released on November 1, 8, 15, and 22.

YARN: Cascade 220 (100 gms, 220 yds), 1 skein (or any worsted weight yarn that knits to gauge
NEEDLES: 4.0 mm (US size 6) or size to obtain gauge
GAUGE: 5 sts = 1”, 8 rows = 1”
SIZE(S): Adult S/M (7 3/4”), M/L (9”)

Size can be modified by the adventurous knitter by knitting with heavier or lighter weight yarn and appropriate needles for the yarn weight.