Jaume Mitts

Sunday, March 14, 2010
There’s something just fun about convertible or “flip-top” mittens. They have all the warmth of regular mittens, with the added practicality of being able to get to your fingers when you need them. This makes them ideal for situations where you want to stay nice and toasty warm—such as in a snowball fight—but still need some manual dexterity—such as when you need to open the door to run back inside!

The pattern includes instructions for a child’s size and three adult sizes, with modifications to make a “regular” mitten rather than a convertible one. You could also leave the top off and get fingerless mitts.

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Gauge: 17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round

Sizes:
Child, [Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)]. These sizes correspond to a finished circumference of 6.5 [7.5, 8.5, 9.5]in (16.25 [18.75, 21.25, 23.75]cm).

These mittens were inspired by some lovely handspun purchased at the Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, MA. The wool will gradually felt slightly with use, adding even more to the waterproof and warm aspects of these mittens. Heavy worsted weight wool means the knitting on these flies by!

Materials:
75 - 200 yards (69 - 183 m) heavy worsted weight/aran weight yarn (wool preferred)
US8 (5mm) double pointed needles or circular needles for working small-diameter projects
3 stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holder
Yarn needle

Look for the “Jaume” ribbing motif repeated in a hat, cowl, and other Katherine Vaughan Designs patterns designed for men and their families.

Many thanks for the help of my testers:
Dorothy, SnookiesOz, NanaRector, Callip, ExtremeSpinning, Karynnd, CarolSch, and fabxtac.

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