Toasty Fingers Mittens


I’m done my Christmas knitting, although not all of the other gifts are done.  That means that my needles can go public again and I can work on  few things for me…the coldest person in the family.

Layer One of my mittens project. Knit very densely on small needles and in garter stitch, these will form the under layer. They’ll be the star on warmer days, but anything below -15 and I’ll be pulling a pair of bulky-weight mitts over top. Those will go on the needles very soon.  I’m also toying with the idea of a pair of snug gloves in a fingering-weight yarn for a third layer.  Between those three sets of mittens and the Gortex windproof mittens I have, I should be set.  I’ve discovered that two layers of wool and the Gortex mitts are just about enough for my poor fingers even when there are windchill warnings glaring in red boxes at the top of the Environment Canada weather site.

Pattern: the basic mitten from Ann Budd’s “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns”

Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Superwash in Delft Heather and a little leftover Fleece Artist for the purple

Needles: 3mm

Toasty Fingers Mittens


5 thoughts on “Toasty Fingers Mittens

  1. JoVE says:

    Very nice. I like the embroidery. I made some bulky mitts a couple of years ago and they let too much wind in, even after a gentle felting. But maybe I should knit a pair of undermitts for them. Maybe in sock yarn. Hmmm. And Mat has some overmitts he got from the bike store that are windproof. Not warm on their own but make a huge difference when worn over his regular gloves. He cycles all winter (except on days like today when the roads are snowy) so he needs them.

  2. Cheryl says:


    I bought some split cowhide mitts that come with fake-sheepskin inner mittens, pitched the inner mitts, and am making mittens to go inside instead. My mitts are warm – they’re bulky Lamb’s Pride, knitted in stockinette very densely – but the truly windproof layer is what is missing.

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