Grab your leftovers and whip up these scrappy mitts in no time.
On vacation in New Mexico this summer, I stumbled into a great yarn and weaving gallery – Weaving Southwest in Taos. I bought a skein of hand dyed thick and thin wool (available online here). I try not to buy yarn without a plan, but this was too pretty to pass up. When it came time to start knitting, I turned to my old faithful: the 50 stitch cowl. It never fails. Throw 50 stitches of any super bulky yarn on a size 13 circular needle and knit to the perfect length (mine is 12″).
Cowl finished and never one to let leftovers go to waste, I started working on these aptly named mitts. I used the remaining thick and thin yarn from the cowl and the leftovers from the garter snake purse to whip up these super quick matching mitts. Here’s how I made them:
Yarn: leftover thick and thin wool and super bulky wool
Needles: Size 13 straight needles
Cast on 18 stitches of the thick and thin yarn and knit in stockinette stitch for 5 inches.
Switch to the solid bulky yarn and knit in a 1×1 rib for 3″. Bind off in pattern.
To finish, just seam them up leaving a 1″ hole for your thumb about 1 1/2″ from the top edge.