Are your hands cold?

Past week it has been freezing and nasty in Montreal. Especially last Wednesday the cold was bone chilling and the strong wind did not help. I have a remedy for keeping at least your hands warm, though. Knit on 8 mm (US size 11) needles to get a dense fabric with a super bulky yarn these mitts are sure to keep your digits cozy – even at -18 Centigrade with a wind chill of -26.

Find the pattern here.

But wait, there’s more. A hat to go with the Burly Mitts. You need about 75 yards of a super bulky yarn – I used Brown Sheep “Burly Spun” in Oat, a wide variety of colours is available at the store – for the pair of mitts and a similar amount for the hat. Another yarn I can recommend for these projects is  Blue Sky Aplaca’s “Bulky”, a mix of Alpaca and Wool

I had much fun making these up, especially since large needles and big yarn make a quick project of both!

- Mona

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7 responses to Are your hands cold?

  1. Carol Ann

    Your hat is cute, but there is an error in the cast on. The pattern says “cast on 19 stitches”…whoa…wrong! I believe it should read cast on 49 sts. Is that right? Big difference!!
    Carol Ann

  2. Mona – Author

    Thank you, Carol Ann, for pointing out this mistake! You want to cast on 49 sts, of course. I have uploaded the corrected pdf.

  3. Carol Ann

    Good! It was easy to figure out from the decrease to 48 sts row, but I knew you’d like to have a clean copy for the knitting folks out there:)
    Carol

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