Red fleece mittens

Red mitts final

A GENUINE whip up. My projects take hours. This one took minutes. About 59 minutes, to be precise, but there is a finished pair of little fleecey mittens on the kitchen counter.

The weather’s turning and my poor daughter’s hands are an icy deep pink when we finish the 12 minute walk to the childminders in the morning. Most of the mittens I’ve seen in the shops are so-so, or a little expensive. So I’ve been plotting to make some mittens for her. And tonight I had some steam left when I got home from work so I pulled out the machine and got cutting. And pinning. And sewing. And now they’re finished!

Some fleece, from Goldhawk Road – about £4 per metre. A great pattern, super easy to follow, from purl bee. Adapted by

  • reducing the print output to 75% to get the right size approximately
  • extending the mitten length by approx 2″ instead of handknitting the cuff.

Red mitts close up

Longest, most challenging part of this project? Waiting till morning to see if they fit her!

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2 responses to “Red fleece mittens

    • georgeina

      Absolutely NO idea, Elizabeth. She wouldn’t let me get them near her!

      I am going to make some adult ones for me, and a bigger pair for her with a super wide wrist opening/elastic combo. Keep your fingers crossed it’s a persuasive two-pronged approach! Will update you…

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