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Likewise adverb in a like manner

Knitting doesn't really have rules.

Knitting has a whole bunch of general guidelines (like 'knowing your gauge helps you make better choices' or 'pretty much everything benefits from a good blocking'), and then a whole bunch of personal preferences. And two of my most strongly held personal preferences are 'accessories are more fun in sets' and 'knitted leaves are more fun than they have any right to be.'

So once I knit the lovely, leafy little hat that started this, I knew I'd want some mitts to go with it. So I made some, and I couldn't be more delighted with them!

Leaves up the front to look pretty, stockinette on the back to keep things mellow, and one of the loveliest thumbs I ever did see all combine to make a mitt that's absolutely delightful. If you share my fondness for sets (and leaves!), I think you'll love them too.

The mitt is written in six sizes (castons of 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, or 48 stitches), and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the mitts. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a fabric you like with your chosen yarn!

I recommend working at something around 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, or 7 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for your size. With that range of sizes and gauges, the mitt will fit a wrist between 6 and 11.75 inches (with lots of points in between).

This is perfect for you if:
  • You know knits are more fun in sets
  • You're smitten with that thumb
It's not for you if:
  • You don't like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)

If you're interested in the companion hat (shown in the second and third to last pictures), you can find it here. If you buy both patterns together at the same time, you'll get 50% off the second pattern (make sure you see the discount before you pay, the price for both pieces together should be $12.00).

You will get a PDF (2MB) file