What’s that you say? You need a pair of super cozy almost mittens to go out and collect your delicious yard eggs first thing on a nippy morning? Well then, I’ve got just the pattern for you!
Or did you need something a little more playful? Oh wait, it’s the same pattern!
Hold on, slow down… maybe you just need something to keep you cozy while you stand there wistfully staring out the window and indulging in a delightfully tantalizing day dream about, well, you fill in the details … yeah, that’s the same pattern too.
And here it is, in all its perfectly simple glory…
by Annie Soutter
1 skein Lamb’s Pride bulky weight yarn
US 10 1/2 straight needles
Cast on 30 stitches (more if you want them to be longer, less if you want them shorter). I like to leave a pretty long (about 1/2 a yard or so) tail so that I can use it to sew the mitten up when I’m finished.
Knit 40 rows, or until the height of the work (I’m talking from bottom edge to top edge) is long enough to wrap around your hand at the base of your fingers.
Cast off, leaving about a 10 inch tail.
Sew up the mitten by using the longest tail first and sewing up to where you want the bottom of your thumb hole (for me, this is about 3 inches from the very top edge of the mitten). Tie that string off. Now, using the shorter (10 inch) tail, sew down the mitten to where you want the top edge of the thumb hole (for me, about 1 1/2 inches from the top of the mitten – leaving me a thumb hole that is about 1 1/2 inches). Tie it off and weave in and hide both of your tails.
Viola! You now have one Almost Mitten! Now go make another one and start getting down to some kind of serious cozy business!
Much love and happy knitting!