J.R.R. Tolkien Mittens by Tami Lin

J.R.R. Tolkien Mittens

January 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in Stranded colorwork
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These mittens were designed and knitted up just in time for J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday (January 3). The back features the symbol that Tolkien created from his initials. On the front is a simple recurring Ring-like pattern. I added a simple sword design on the thumb, but this can be swapped out for the Ring pattern if that is your preference. This is a free pattern, so feel free to customize it to suit your needs as long as it is not for commercial for-profit use.

14 rows x 14 stitches = 2 inches in stranded knitting
These mittens fit my hands (7.5 inches from top of wrist to tip of middle finger, 3.5 inches across knuckles) with some room.

3.25 mm double pointed needles or circular needles for magic loop
1 ball of main DK weight yarn (~25 g)
1 ball of contrasting DK weight yarn (~25 g)
Waste yarn to hold thumb stitches
Needle to weave in ends