Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fraternal Twin Mittens

Pattern: EZ's Mitered Mittens
Author: Elizabeth Zimmerman
Book: Knitter's Almanac

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden #270
Needles: Size 6 circular


Cast on 40 sts. instead of the recommended 48 (for a size women’s small) on two circs. instead of dpns.

It's very simple to convert this pattern from using dpns to circs. I you don’t know how, here's how I did it:

First, split your cast on stitches between two circs. Then, On one circ. do the part where EZ says needle 1 and then follow that immediately with the needle 2 section of the pattern (do all of this on the same circular needle). Repeat the whole process that was done on the first needle for the second circ. Then follow up with the knit for one round of the pattern.


  1. 5 rows of garter stitch instead of ribbing.
  2. Did 17 rows of pattern before beginning gusset.
  3. Gusset Section:
  4. Used instructions for the gusset from http://www.kathrynivy.com.
  5. Increased to 14 gusset sts. instead of 15.
  6. After Gussett:
  7. Stopped when 12 sts. remained to reduce the pointy-ness of the fingertips.
  8. Thumbs:
  9. Picked up two stitches where thumb meets the palm. 16 gusset sts total.

Next time instead of doing M1s in the pattern, I’ll do kfbl to eliminate the holes that the m1 makes. They bug me no end.

This pattern was the first pattern by EZ that I have actually liked. Of course, there were changes, but even still. These were fun and really quick to knit. Took me two days to do them and that was with constant interruptions. I could've had them done in a day if I didn't have children. :)