Originally designed as a charity knit, I loved these cozy mittens so much I had to share them with you! As a guild project, every year we knit mittens for an inner-city kindergarten class in the Bronx, NY. The teacher, Annie is the daughter of one of our members and we always refer to the project as Annie’s Mittens. The yarn is held double for these mittens which makes them a quick knit even though you’re using a sock-weight yarn. Have some fun and play with the pattern repeat in the self-patterning yarn. Try to get the striping to match up or mix it up on purpose. Both look great.
Skills required: knitting in the round, knitting with double-pointed needles, using waste yarn as a placeholder, decreases, holding two strands of yarn together
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows to 4” (10 cm) over stocking stitch worked in the round with yarn held double
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- Children S, M, L, Adults S, L
- Advanced beginner skill level
Materials you need at home:
- 65 (90, 120, 145, 180) yds [60 (80, 110, 135, 165) m] solid-coloured fingering sock yarn (MC)
- 85 (130, 190, 225, 290) yds [80 (120, 175, 210, 265) m] self-patterning fingering sock yarn (CC)
- 1 set of ve 3.75 mm (US 5) double-pointed needles
- stitch markers
A Holli Yeoh pattern is sure to offer something to learn, as well as a casually elegant aesthetic. Interesting techniques and clear instructions—developed from years of teaching and pattern writing experience—ensure a rewarding knit with beautiful results. Her work has appeared in industry leading publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Press, and Amirisu, as well as in her website (holli yeoh.com) and in her book Tempest, published in collaboration with SweetGeorgia Yarns.