A great pair of mittens is a must-have accessory for outdoor fun during the winter and these are super-quick to make in multiple sizes for every member of the family. Knit in worsted weight wool, the bold texture has universal appeal and is a snap to learn and execute. For a great beginner or portable project, knit a bunch as stocking stuffers and grab-bag items. They're the perfect gift for all the adults and kids on your list!
Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Worsted, Confection Worsted, Kent Worsted, Chebris Worsted or Ghillie Sport DK, or any soft, springy worsted weight yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
5.5(6, 6.5)[7, 8, 9, 10] inches in circumference (blocked) to fit hands up to 5(5.5, 6)[6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5] inches around palm
Note: children’s sizes appear in (parens) while youth/adult sizes appear in [brackets]
85(95, 120)[150, 160, 190, 225] yards
20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (knit flat; unblocked)
size 7US (4.5 mm) for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 6US (4.0 mm) for cuff (or one size smaller than body needle)c