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Let's Try: Knitting Some Mitts

The winter season is upon us which may leave our hands cold and neglected as we go about our tasks, but gloves can be annoying because they decrease your dexterity. The easy solution is to wear mitts or fingerless gloves, and why buy a new pair when you can easily knit them!

I set out to knit myself a new pair of mitts for the cold mornings, and I picked a pattern from One Skein Wonders. The book is filled with patterns for hats, scarves, bags, socks, and gloves that only require one skein of yarn to complete. I selected the Wave Hand Warmers on page 162 because they looked nice and the pattern was an easy one. I did use different yarn because I wanted to use a sturdier yarn than the one listed. The pattern knitted up quickly; the only change I made was to add two extra rows to make them a little longer and cover more of my fingers.

Knitted fingerless mittens 
Here's my beautiful completed mitts adorning a park bench in Los Gatos Creek County Park.

The library has many other books on knitting mittens, mitts, and gloves as well as other quick projects that will not take much time at all. Below are just a few of the ones we have:

One-Skein Wonders One-Skein Wonders

Knitting New Mittens & Gloves Knitting New Mittens & Gloves

Pretty Knitted Hands Pretty Knitted Hands

The Mitten Handbook The Mitten Handbook

Knit Mitts Knit Mitts
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