Minnesota Felted Mittens

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Minnesota Felted Mittens

These warm felted mittens are knit with bulky-weight yarn. Pattern includes sizes from adult small to adult X-large.

Experience Level: Advanced Beginner

Materials: 2 skeins of bulky weight wool (110 yds/skein). Model is shown in Lopi wool from Reynolds.

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  • 5
    "Damn Good Mittens!"

    Posted by Lausanne on 27th Jan 2021

    I was grateful to find this pattern for using bulky weight Lamb's Pride wool to make mittens for my husband, a blacksmith with large working hands. I will admit we both were skeptical at the 17" mittens I knit, finding it rather hard to believe the would shrink down proportionately to fit, but with a little elbow grease , hot water, soap and my old fashioned washboard, they really came down to well fitting mittens. We don't have a washer that would suffice for felting, and I highly recommend using a washboard. When they were just about right, I asked my husband to give them the final fitting touch, so he felt some ownership in the process too. Thank you Theresa for your clear directions and particularly the hints about joining the thumb stitches. Now that I look around on this site, I see you have a great many other appealing patterns for felted items. I'll be back! And my husband really came from Minnesota so it is fitting that I made him a pair!