New Free Pattern – Handspun Top Down Mittens

I had been planning to release this pattern at the end of August realized that I would rather wait until it was officially Autumn to post it. To me, it felt a little strange to post mittens in August, even though tons of pattern designers do it. I wanted to wait for that little bit of chill to the air in the mornings.

These mittens, although very basic looking, are a fun twist on traditional construction as they are worked from the fingertips down using the magic loop method.

I chose to knit them in fingering weight handspun so I would have a nice pair of mittens for the fall that were cozy enough to combat the frosts but not too warm to wear while out for my daily run.

Pattern specifics:

Finished Measurements
7.5″ in circumference and 10.5″ in length. The length is customizable but for longer mittens, extra yardage will be needed.

Materials
4 oz of your favorite combed top OR ~400 yards of your favorite fingering weight yarn
Pictured in 4 oz of Gotland in “Robin Red Breast” colorway by Spunky Eclectic.

Needles
3.0mm (US size 2.5), 24” or 32” circular needle for magic loop
Or size necessary to obtain gauge

Notions
3.0mm crochet hook for crochet chain cast on, scrap yarn, and a darning needle for sewing in ends.

Gauge
26 sts x 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

To download the free pattern, please click the image below

I hope that you enjoy the new pattern and happy Autumn everyone!

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