Mittens That Never Forget by Elizabeth Lubowitz

Mittens That Never Forget

March 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25.5 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
0 - 285 yards (0 - 261 m)
One Size
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Perfect for those who are passionate about pachyderms, these densely knit elephant mittens are a bright option during a cold winter. Pattern includes full colour charts and written instructions for creating the picot edge and Latvian braid.

This pattern is for you if… You live in a really cold climate and want a pair of mittens in a thicker yarn with a tight gauge. You love elephants!

Move along if… You hate tacking floats, as there are some spots with long gaps between colours.


  • 130 yards of worsted weight yarn in main colour (yellow)
  • 155 yards of worsted weight yarn in contrast colour (white)


  • US 2 / 2.75mm double pointed needles, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • 2 stitch markers
  • waste yarn for holding thumb stitches
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends


  • one size; comfortably fits a hand with a 7.5” palm circumference
  • finished dimensions: 12.5” in length


  • knitting in the round
  • reading a colourwork chart
  • tacking floats
  • increasing stitches using M1L or M1R
  • decreasing stitches using k2tog and ssk
  • picking up and knitting held stitches
  • picot edge
  • Latvian braid

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