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Clara's Playtime Mittens

Clara's Playtime Mittens

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These perfect mittens are just the thing for play time. Whether you are 2 or 102, these mittens will fit like a dream and flap open for those perfect outdoor days when the sky is clear and the air is chilly.

These mittens are constructed cuff up, with very minimal seaming around the welt pocket opening which does not interrupt the back of hand fabric. They come with an option for thumb opening in the form of a one-step button hole.

There is an optional cord to connect the two mittens so that they can be threaded through the sleeves of a coat for your little ones, so the mittens don’t get lost when your little one inevitably wiggles them off.

    This product listing is for a PDF download with a pattern for you to make your own finished knit with. It does not include the finished product. Please read below for all pattern specs and details.

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    Pattern Details

    Size Selection

    Finished hand circumference of 5.5, 6.25, 7 (8, 8.75, 9.5) inch / 13.5, 15.5, 17.5 (20, 22, 23.5) cm to fit Toddler, Child Small, Child Large (Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large).

    Length of hand and thumb are both adjustable. The hand length, as written, is 4, 5, 5¾ (7, 7½, 8¼)” / 10, 12½, 14½ (17½, 19, 21) cm, measured from the end of cuff ribbing to the tip.

    Choose a size with a bit of positive ease. I like to knit the children’s ones a quarter inch to half an inch longer than necessary for them to grow into it so they can be worn for two consecutive seasons.

    Yarn Selection & Yardage

    85, 115, 130 (175, 200, 225) yards / 75, 105, 120 (160, 185, 205) meters of a DK weight yarn

    Sample 1: Handspun by Aimee Sher, spun from 100% Polwarth from Nest Fibers

    Shown in Toddler.

    Sample 2: La Bien Aimee, Merino DK (100% superwash merino 252 yd / 230 m / 115g) in “Dusk”

    Shown in Adult Small.

    Sample 3:

    Purl Soho, Knitting Yarn (100% Merino, 219 yds / 200 ms / 100 grams) in Heirloom White and Lark Brown

    Shown in Adult Small.

    Sample 4: Purl Soho, Knitting Yarn (100% Merino, 219 yds / 200 ms / 100 grams) in Heirloom White and Purple Prune.

    Shown in Adult Large.

    Gauge & Recommended Needles

    You'll also need...

    2 stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle

    Skills Required

    • Working in the round and back and forth.
    • Working in small circumferences using DPN, magic loop, or other method.
    • Setting aside a part of a work to come back to later.
    • Using DPN's to work two different needle sizes and gauges for a short interval to work ribbing at the same time as the rest of the pattern.
    • Working increases and/or decreases at given intervals.
    • Mattress stitch seaming.
    • One-step button holes and sewing buttons.
    • I-cord construction.

    Accessibility and Pattern Formats

    • Large format pattern file included, with 22 pt font, black text on white background, and no italic formatting text.
    • Header structure tagged in main pattern for screen reader users.
    • All images have alt text.

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    Pattern Credits

    • Tech Edit: Heather Storta
    • Sample Knitting: Aimee Sher
    • Sample Knitting: Roxanne Stever
    • Sites Support: Symphony Chau