Big warm mittens

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These extra warm mittens are knit from superbulky Ester Bitran Hand-dyes Socos. That’s kind of a mouthful. I know I found it in a markdown bin and wasn’t sure what I’d end up knitting from it. 88 yards to a skein. Don’t look at the yarn too covetously because the maker has discontinued it. But it was perfect for these knit-in-one-night Burly MItts, by Mona Schmidt of Knit stricken!¬†You will find her free pattern here.

Even with Socos I could not get the required gauge of 10.5 stitches to 4 inches on my largest sized doublepoint needles (10.5 US). So I made a few modifications to accommodate a gauge of 12 stitches to 4 inches. My result is slightly, very slightly, less burly than the original. I used about 125 yards of yarn.

These mitts have found a new home. I figure Carly has warm hands when she’s got hers tucked into these.

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