Pinales

pinales hold on for dear life

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.

pinales preview

This pattern is available for sale for ($4.50). Clicking the button above will take you to an automated paypal checkout where you can pay with credit/debit card or paypal balance. The download will automatically be e-mailed to you, and added to your Ravelry library if you have an account there. Thanks to Ravelry for making this feature available to members and non-members alike!

pinales folded hands

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 so sad so cold

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.

tree mittens3

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!

pinales draped

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