Simple mittens knit with rustic yarn are perfect for cold Vermont winters. This yarn blooms with blocking and softens with use, but never shows wear or pills. You can find more details, favorite, and queue it on Ravelry.
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These mittens are knit with a ribbed cuff and gusseted thumb for a perfect fit. They’re your basic mittens with just enough embellishment to cheer you through any cold winter. The garter tree may be left plain, or embroidered. Tips for basic embroidery are included in the pattern.
Pinales are written in four sizes from 6.5-9.5 inches (16.5-24 cm) Without the embroidery they make a perfect, rustic pair of mittens for any man. The tree is sized to fill the back of the mitten for each size. Charts and line directions are available for each tree. I have to admit that as a die-hard chart user even I stuck to the row-by-row for this pattern. It’s just simpler for some reason.
The rustic bartlett may not be your first choice of yarn, but I say give it a chance. It holds up to the wear of mittens better than any yarn ever. The lanolin content helps keep the mittens dry, and makes them a touch better in the windy cold than a superwash or merino yarn. It blooms and softens with use too! Seriously, I love Bartlett. But if it’s just too itchy for you make sure you substitute another true aran weight yarn, or go down a needle size for worsted weight – you want mittens to be dense in order to keep your fingers warm!