I love to knit mittens as gifts. There is something so reassuring and magical that, with my hands, I can create a piece of warm clothing that will keep someone else’s hands warm during our cold New England winters. When I knit mittens for my daughter Julia, it makes me feel good to know that she is carrying around a little piece of my love in the form of knitted stitches while she is braving the cold. For you, creating and knitting both versions of the Heart to Heart Mittens will make these thoughts ring even more true. Knitting a pair of mittens decorated with a Fair Isle heart design goes one step further in signaling your love for your recipient.
There are two different mitten designs included in this pattern. The simpler One Heart Mitten has a single heart motif, although the heart appears on both the front and back of each mitten, and comes in 4 sizes from toddler to woman's large.
The more intricate (although not too much more difficult) Many Hearts Mitten design comes in 2 sizes, child's large and woman's large. Both of the designs have added embroidery for which clear, illustrated directions are included.
These mittens are a great “go-to” gift idea. Knit several pairs and keep your closet stocked with last-minute baby gifts. They are also a great way to use up odds and ends of worsted weight yarns.
Both pairs of mittens were knit in my Color By Kristin wool, mohair, and alpaca yarn.
Skill Level: For intermediate knitters; uses double pointed needles; includes 6 illustrations, 12 project photographs, 2 how-to photographs, and 7 charts. Finished One Heart Sizes: Toddler (Child's Medium, Child's Large/Woman's Small, Woman's Large) 5.25 (6, 6.75, 8.5)” (13.5 [15, 17, 21] cm) hand circumference
Finished Many Hearts Sizes: Child's Large/Woman's Small (Woman's Large) 6.75 (8.5)" (17  cm) hand circumference
Double pointed needles in US sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm); tapestry needle; stitch markers; stitch holders, blunt pointed tapestry needle for embroidery
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SORRY - I DO NOT KNIT MY DESIGNS ON COMMISSION.
I recently bought this pattern and have made the heart to heart design for one of my grandchildren. I absolutely love it. They come out so cute and I plan on making more. This is not for the beginning knitter - but certainly worth the effort to make these.
Nov 18, 2014 by carolepuleo
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