Polar Vortex Mittens by Denise Balvanz
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Polar Vortex Mittens

Knitting
January 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
130 yards (119 m)
Adult medium 8" around
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When the wind is howling and the snow and cold are blowing in from the Arctic you need mittens that will keep your fingers from freezing. These mittens are a thick bulky weight that will do just that.

The cuff is cast on in two colors with Old Norwegian Cast On then a row of Double Purl is worked. This technique is originally from Finland. Mitten has a gusset thumb and the traditional Norwegian point at the fingertips.

Here are the yardages I used in Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky. Each skein is 125 yards / 113 grams.

White frost - 22.5 yards (20.6 meters), 20 grams

Blue Flannel - 107.5 yards (98.3 meters), 97 grams

Thanks to all of my testers.