Mittens in a Blink

mittens in a blink, a free knitting pattern with malabrigo yarn purchase

“Mittens in a Blink” – a few little details in just the right places give these super quick adult-sized mittens a super comfy, highly useful fit.  Available as a free knitting pattern with any Malabrigo Rasta yarn purchase at Kidsknits, or use your own super bulky yarn and get the PDF for $5 through Ravelry.

“And now, for something completely different…”

I’ll always love fussing over fine-gauge, stranded designs. But, I gotta tell you, being able to make these cushy, comfy, colorful babies in a blink definitely has its own rewards.  Knit a complete pair of adult-sized mittens in a day – gee, there’s a new concept!  (For me, anyway. 😉 )  Okay, so maybe that Christmas knitting list doesn’t look so daunting after all!

These were made with just one 150g skein of Malabrigo “Rasta” yarn, a super-bulky, slightly felted, hand-dyed, single-ply merino yarn with a label gauge of…are you ready for this?…2 to 2.5 stitches per inch.  I smooshed it down a bit – to 3 sts per inch – to make the mittens extra warm and windproof.  Usually, when I think of super bulky knits, I think of clunky things with poor fit.  So, I played around with both the large, lower thumb gusset and the upper mini-gussets and I’m really pleased with how ergonomically they turned out – a perfect, flexible fit!

mittens in a blink

I juuuuust started carrying Malabrigo.  Being a stranded knitting geek, with my opening order, I gravitated toward their famously gorgeous, fingering-weight sock yarn.  (More to come on that front – you can count on it!) Of course, everyone likes worsted weight – especially with winter around the corner – so I grabbed a handful of their beautiful worsted colors, too.  (Super soft hats in the works; stay tuned!) Just on a last-minute whim – as much out of curiosity as anything else – I decided I’d try some of this super-crazy, mondo-bulky stuff and, boy, am I ever pleased!  Soft as can be, glorious colors, and blizzard-proof mittens in no time flat.  I think you’re gonna love this stuff!

Let me know!

PDF for $5 on Ravelry

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About twostrands

Knitting designer, retailer and instructor specializing in Fair Isle and Nordic design. Website = kidsknits.com Blog = twostrands.com.
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