Introduction: Two-at-a-Time Mittens
Yay! Let’s make two-at-a-time mittens. You’ll want to be familiar with the Magic Loop technique of knitting in the round before you start this course, although if you are adventurous, I do show you every step here, so you could start here and see how it goes.
I’ll be showing you how to make these basic mittens two-at-a-time, so you’re done all at once.
Mitten Patterns – Worsted and Bulky
I will be teaching you two-at-a-time mittens using the bulky mitten pattern below.
Bulky mittens go very quickly so you get an idea of how everything works without spending a lot of time knitting. After you finish the class, you will be ready to knit mittens in any size yarn.
There is also a worsted-weight version of the pattern that you can use if you feel comfortable not having the same number of stitches as me in the videos.
Choose Your Materials
100 yards of bulky-weight yarn, spun into two separate balls. I really love Malabrigo Chunky – one skein will make a pair of mittens.
1 pair of 47-inch-long circular needles, US size 9 or whatever size allows you to get the correct gauge, which is 3 stitches per inch in Stockinette stitch.
You’ll also need scissors, a tapestry needle, and a scrap of waste yarn for each thumb.
Choose Your Size
Next, measure your hand to decide which size you need to make.
Here are your options:
Sizes: S(M,L) Women’s Small (Women’s Large, Men’s Large)
Measurements: Fits a hand 7 ½(8,8 ½) inches around the hand at the widest point; 6 ¾(7 ¼,7¾) inches long from base of hand to tip of middle finger.
Check Your Gauge in the Round
Here’s how to check your gauge in the round. Be sure to knit a swatch in the round on Magic Loop, because that is how we will be knitting. Your gauge should be 3 stitches per inch in Stockinette stitch.
Following Along With Your Pattern
I highly recommend that you highlight or circle each number in the directions that corresponds to your size, so that you don’t get messed up later on.
I’ll be making the medium size in these videos, but be sure to use the numbers that correspond to your size.
Here’s a quick walk-through of what to expect when knitting this project.