FO: Mini Argyle Hat and Mittens Set

FO: Mini Argyle Hat and Mittens Set

Arty shots that basically say "LOOK AT MY NEW SHED!!!"
Arty shots that basically say “LOOK AT MY NEW SHED!!!”

Pattern: Mini Argyle Beret by Angela Sixian Wu. Mittens were based on numbers from Ann Budd’s “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns” and the “Mittens+Gloves=Glittens” pattern. [My Ravelry Project Page]

Yarn and needles: Patons UK Diploma Gold 4ply in Black and Cream. Mittens and hat used up 1 ball of each colour (2 balls, approx 400 yds, in total). Magic loop technique with 2.5 mm 100 cm long circular needle.

More details of the mittens. Note the alternate cable cast on in the upper right.
More details of the mittens. Note the alternate cable cast on in the upper right.

Notes and modifications:

  • Really pleased with how these turned out. The mittens are super-warm and very practical. I’m glad I made the effort to do the flip top thumbs as it makes handling things like coins, without exposing myself to frost bite, very easy!
  • Used the hat’s main pattern on the backs of the mittens
  • Palm of mittens worked in simple chequerboard pattern
  • Flip tops created for both fingers and thumb, as per Glittens! pattern (excluding the fingers)
  • Full thumb gusset
  • Mittens are chiral (handed)
  • Alternate cable cast on for both hat and mittens
  • Chiral Latvian braid on the mittens
  • App shown is County for Android. Disclosure: I know the developer, Polly, but I was not paid for this product placement. This version of the app is the free one anyway!
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