Lumberjack Mitts by Holli Yeoh

Lumberjack Mitts

Knitting
September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Checkered Pattern using larger needles, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
219 - 424 yards (200 - 388 m)
Toddler Child, Adult (Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large)
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Keep your hands warm in complete Canadian style with this checkered motif that suits both Lumber Jacks and Jackies! Whether you’re splitting wood, cross-country skiing or taking the huskies out for a run, you’ll want to wear these iconic mittens. The oh-so-clever mitten construction involves intarsia and slip stitches to create the checkered effect and the cuffs are added later and worked in the round— make them as long or as short as you like.

We use River City Yarns Epic Yarn; 194 m / 212 yds per 100 g ball; 100% virgin wool. Our sample features: 1 ball each in Red and Black.

Available in six sizes!
Hand circumference: 5 1⁄4 (6 1⁄4, 7, 8, 9, 9 3⁄4) ins / 13.5 (16, 18, 20.5, 23, 25) cm
Hand length: 3 1⁄4 (4, 4, 5, 5 1⁄2, 6 1⁄4) ins / 8.5 (10, 10, 12.5, 14, 16) cm
Cuff length: 2 (2 1⁄2, 3, 3, 3 1⁄4, 3 1⁄2) ins / 5 (6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 8, 9) cm

Techniques
Knitting in the round, worked flat, provisional crochet cast on, intarsia, slipped stitches, swing knitting, seaming, afterthought thumb/

Helpful Links
Checkered Stitch Pattern tutorial
How to insert a waste yarn placeholder for a planned afterthought thumb.
Tips for working small circumferences in the round.