IMG_1794Designed for men or women, these double layered mittens are both warm and pretty – or simply just extra warm for the men in your life!

The sizing is from x-small to x-large and the sizes are created by a combination of stitch count and needle sizing, gauge is important for the sizing.

The thumb placement is set with waste yarn as you knit and the stiches for the thumb are picked up after the body is knit. There are step by step instructions and a photo tutorial for this technique.

Pattern also incudes grafting instructions for finishing the mitten tops.

There are 2 different lace charts to choose from in this pattern. They are both based on Cat’s Paw Lace patterns, one the classic Shetland and the other an Estonian Cat’s Paw. Knit lace all around the palm and back of hand of the mitten or only on the back of the hand.

If you want a double layer, solid mitten with no lace that option is also available.IMG_1787

There is also a wide cuff option. These dressy mittens with the wide cuff are designed to be worn over the cuff of your coat.

There is also basic instructions for placing beads with a crochet hook and (coloured pink) shaded stitch locations for most effective bead placement.

Approx 200 size 6/0 beads are needed if beading the mitts.

Materials:  approx 50 grs (Large needs about 55grs of the main colour and X-large, needs about 65 grs of the main colour) each of 2 colours of fingering weight yarns (more for wide cuff mitten – see page 10): Samples were knit with Drops Alpaca;  X-small, Small/Medium and Large sizes require 2.5mm US #1 ½ and 2.75mm US #2 dpn’s, Small, Medium and X-Large sizes require 2.75mm US #2 and 3.0mm US #2 ½ dpn’s – or size to get gauge; waste yarn for thumb insertion; markers and the regular notions.

Optional Materials:  4, approx 3/8 to ½ inch buttons: 65 to 100 size 6/0 beads and 0.75mm crochet if placing beads.

Gauge:

26 sts to 4 ins in stockinet working with 3.0mm needles;

28 sts to 4 ins in stockinet working with 2.75mm needles;

30 sts to 4 ins in stockinet working with 2.5mm needles.

Sizes: X-small, Small, Small/Medium, Medium, Large and X-Large