Sideways Mystery Mittens by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Sideways Mystery Mittens

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aka Sideways Mystery Mittens on Two Needles in Garter Stitch

Size: Average adult. (Change the size by varying the weight of wool, and size of needle you use.)

Gauge: 5 stitches to 1”

Materials: 1 4oz skein 2-ply Sheepswool, Fisherman Wool, Homespun or 2-ply Icelandic Wool. A circular needle (or a pair of needles) of a size to give you the above gauge.

This pattern may be found on pages 150-151 of Knitting Around.

From the website:
How’s this for a new approach to knitting mittens? So EZ asked in 1972 (Wool Gathering #6) about her Sideways Mystery Mittens, and they are as surprising and fresh today as they were then. In addition to the clever design, because this mitten is ambidextrous, you can give them in threes-to those who are liable to lose a mitten. The pattern instructions are updated from Knitting Around. Mittens are knit in Ultra Alpaca. One skein makes two mittens.