Radiator Mittens by Cheryl Andrews

Radiator Mittens

November 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
60 - 195 yards (55 - 178 m)
1-child small (2-3), 2- child medium (4-7), 3-child large and adult small, 4-adult medium, 5-adult large, 6-adult extra large. Mittens will be over-sized and then shrink as they are felted.
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Warm felted mittens in six sizes from toddler to extra large adult. My grandmother made wool mittens for me when I was little. I played in the snow for hours, my hands kept toasty by the soft mittens. When I came inside, she’d dry my mittens on the metal radiator. My mittens gave off a lanolin-scented steam, and got thicker after time. These mittens are partially felted in the washing machine after knitting. They stay warm even when wet, and are great in the snow!
Great gift idea! Quick knit.

Mittens are partially felted in the washing machine, instructions included.

For those of you unfamiliar with radiators, they were used to heat homes. Here are some photos: http://www.antiqueplumbingandradiators.com/

Length, pre-felting: 6.25 (8, 9.25, 10.75, 12.75, 14) inches from bottom of cuff to top of mitten.
Length, post-felting (approximate): 5.75 (7, 7.75, 9.25, 10.5, 11.5) inches – the felting process varies.
Width, post-felting (approximate): (3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.25, 4.5) inches