I designed these for my preschooler to wear on the playground. It seemed like all the mittens in stores were either thin acrylic that wouldn’t hold up to snow or so bulky it would be hard for a child to use their hands, so I wanted a flexible, machine-washable wool version that was somewhere in between. You can sew or safety-pin them to the child’s coat to keep them from getting lost, but if they won’t tolerate that (mine won’t), I kept the pattern simple and quick in case you need to knit replacements. One ball of this yarn will make at least two pairs.
This is a PDF pattern that you will be able to download upon purchase. If you have any trouble with the download or questions about the pattern, please message me and I'll be glad to help.
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Supplies: 1 ball Lambs Pride Superwash (100% wool; 200 yds/183 m) shown in Cranberry, Cool Summer Nites, and Raspberry Punch Five US 6 double-pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) Ruler or tape measure Stitch marker or scrap yarn Stitch holder or scrap yarn Weaving needle
Skills required: Cast on and bind off Knit and purl Knitting in the round on double-pointed needles Basic increases and decreases
Size: 2T-4T; one size fits most toddlers and preschoolers
Gauge: 5 sts/inch
Finished measurements: Wrist to tip of fingers: 6” Width of palm: 2.5” laid flat
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