Sloe Mittens by Kat Goldin

Sloe Mittens

Crochet
November 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in linked treble Crochet
4.5 mm
219 - 246 yards (200 - 225 m)
Finished Hand Size: 5.5 (7, 8.5) in/ 14 (18, 22) cm
UK
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The trick to great crochet mittens is getting the stitch for the hands right. It needs to be warm enough, so that your fingers aren’t sticking out through the natural holes in crochet but stretchy enough to allow for movement. These Mittens are made from linked trebles, creating a solid fabric for the coldest days.

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Sizes
Small (Medium, Large)
Finished Hand Size: 5.5 (7, 8.5) in/ 14 (18, 22) cm
Finished Hand Length: 5.5 (7, 8) in/ 5.5 (7, 8) cm

Materials
1 115g skeins Fyberspates Vivacious DK (100% Merino Superwash Wool 230m/251yds) in Spiced Plum
4.5mm hook

Tension
17 sts and 10 rows in linked treble crochet (see special stitches) to 10 cm/4 in using 4.5 mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating
Easy

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rounds, raised (post) stitches, decreasing, increasing.

Construction
The mittens start at the top, with a chain where linked stitches are worked into both sides to create an oval shape, with increases worked at each side. The seam on these mittens contain an increase and decrease to minimise the unslightly travelling join that can happen with this stitch.