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 isΒ  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

11 thoughts on “Are your hands cold?

  1. Carol Ann says:

    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. Carol Ann says:

    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:)

  3. NICOLA says:

    I know it’s 4 years after you posted this pattern, but I hope you’re still monitoring the questions πŸ™‚ I have a question about the gauge: the pattern for the super cute mittens says “10 stitches to 17 rows in Stockinette Stitch” – what should that equal? 4 ” ? Something else?

  4. Patsy says:

    Dear Mona. Hi ! I am a “return to knitting from taking years off of raising 5 children knitter!!”, anyway, I have some leftover buffalo wool yarn from a coat I made I started 40+ years ago. Are you familiar with that yarn? I’d like to use it for these mittens. Do I just be brave and try to figure out what size needles to use? πŸ™‚ I don’t know what weight it would be called. There are like 6 fibres if I sort of pull each one apart. would you call that 6 bulky then? It would be about impossible to separate them without driving myself crazy. Do you have a suggestion to what size to start with? Thanks Mona I’m having a blast getting slowly back into this wonderful hobby!!! I learned to knit at 9 years of age. Now at 65 I’m enjoying the grandmotherly of it!!!
    The color of the buffalo wool I have is cream. I used up the other two colors. Also, I don’t know how much I have? 1 largeish skein and a little bit extra. Is there a correct way to weigh it ? Bless you and thank you!!

    • Mona says:

      Hello Patsy,

      I know the yarn you are talking about – I have used the 3ply Buffalo wool myself before. I think this will work! I am not sure about the yardage in the 6ply, but if you have a full skein, that should do. You won’t know until you try!

      Happy Knitting,

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