Sunday, June 19, 2011

Knitting Mittens For Beginners

MittensImage by Wesley Fryer via FlickrAre you a beginning knitter that is ready for something a tad more difficult or challenging, but still easy enough for the novice to complete? How about making some mittens to go with that beautiful scarf you finished?!

Here are a couple of free mitten patterns that are suitable for  novice beginners. Do not let the idea of the thumbs scare you. Just take your time, read the directions and in no time at all you will have a pair of mittens to show off!

Patterns using two knitting needles:
Lion Brand Two-Needle Mittens
Child’s Mitten
Two-Needle Mitts

The following patterns use 4 or 5 double pointed needles to work “in the round”, making rounds instead of rows. These would be suitable for novices ready for a challenge. To adapt these patterns to two needles, simply work flat, adding one stitch at each end and working the thumb gusset in the center.
Tweedy Mittens -  (beginners only use one color)
Warm Winter Mitts
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