I know it's not cold or frosty at the moment, but it will be (I hope)! I designed these mitts last year for my husband, and I finally wrote up the pattern (and made a pair for myself in the process)! These mitts will keep even the coldest hands snuggly warm, and I should know. I have perpetually cold hands during the fall and winter months. Which is why you'll be seeing a lot of mitts and mittens around here!
A few evenings of knitting, and these are off the needles and on your hands. Made with a twisted stitch pattern that I love, they trap lots of warm air. You won't have a chance to get bored, since they go so quick. ...especially at a worsted weight. And yes, they are perfect for hitting the trail, which we've been doing more and more of now that the weather is turning.
Here are the details :
Trailside Mitts Knitting Pattern by Robin Sample
(Pattern is available as an immediate PDF download)
Knit from the cuff to the fingers in a worsted weight yarn, these mitts go fast! Nice and stretchy thanks to the stitch pattern which include twisted stitches.
Finished measurements :
Small - 7 inch (18 cm) hand circumference
Med/Large - 8 inch (20 cm) hand circumference
Yarn : Light Blue Sample : Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Wool) Color 9452 Summer Sky Heather, 1 skein
Dark Blue Sample : Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50% wool) Color 6287 Denim Mix, 1 skein
Suggested Needles : US 6 (4.00 mm) DPNs or circular needle(s) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions : Stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn
Gauge : 6 sts & 8 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in pattern stitch, worked in the round
Techniques used : small circumference circular knitting, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, twisted stitches (directions included), working from a chart.
Trailside Mitts is also available in my Etsy Shop, and on Craftsy.