Long Reach Mittens by Natalie Wright

Long Reach Mittens

March 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
200 - 215 yards (183 - 197 m)
One size, with options
This pattern is available for $2.50 USD buy it now

In Canada, with cool weather about half the year, mittens are essential. These beautiful mitts can be worn comfortably from 5 C (41F) to -10 C (14F) (including wind chill) or maybe colder if you’re active, such as in snowball fight, snowshoeing, playing pond hockey, etc.

These mittens are quick to knit and the colour possibilities are endless. They make great gifts for friends and family, and best of all, they will keep your hands toasty warm.

Suitable for beginners and experienced knitters alike, this pattern has many photos and resources to guide you along the way.

In honour of my grandmother, whose mittens inspired all the mittens I have ever knit, all profits from the sale of this pattern will be donated to community initiatives and charitable causes in New-Brunswick, Canada.

Please share your projects on social media with the hashtag #longreachmittens

One size fits most women’s S/M sized hands and larger needles can be used for a bigger mitten.

Dimensions when using patter gauge:
Circumference around palm: 8 ¼ ”; 21 cm
Length from base of thumb to tip: 4 ¾ ”; 12 cm
Total Length with cuff: 9 ¼”; 24 cm
Thumb length from base to tip: 2 ½”; 6 cm
Thumb circumference: 3”; 8 cm

21 stitches and 36 rows in 4” x 4” stockinette, un-blocked.

Darning needle
Stitch marker
Scrap Yarn

3 colours of worsted weight yarn

Colours used in the pattern are:
Main colour: Briggs & Little Heritage in Sheep’s Grey (~60 g)
Contrast colour 1 : Briggs & Little Heritage in Grape (~30 g)
Contrast colour 2: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Hayloft (~5 g)

I am grateful the the lovely test knitters who were so generous with their time and creativity, please check out their beautiful projects for some inspiration: Jeanettebr, Gillybean8, Pitseleh and yellowboat

P.S. These mittens have been tested, but if you have a problem with the pattern, I’m here to help. Please reach me through Ravelry (username: natalilie)

The first $100 dollars from the sale of this pattern was donated to the Canadian Red Cross for their flood relief efforts in New Brunswick following the 2018 spring flooding of the Saint John River.