On my needles: The world’s simplest mittens

Trying to turn yarn into mittens before our next cold snap.


Because I’ve only been knitting since March, I’m still at the stage where most projects I cast on involve some technique, stitch or other element that is new to me.

Currently, I’m tackling my first-ever pair of mittens using the Tin Can Knits pattern, The World’s Simplest Mittens. This pattern is great because it includes six different sizes from toddler to adult large for four weights of yarn from fingering to chunky. There’s also a tutorial to help you along. And, the pattern is free.

The yarn is Malabrigo Chunky in Whale’s Road.

Thankfully, I’m making these in a two-part class at my LYS, Stix. I learn best with hands-on instruction so shout-out to all the LYS owners who offer classes!

For these mittens, I’m using DPNs. I haven’t yet tried the magic loop method, but plan to soon with my second Sockhead Hat from Boho Knits.

I also want to get really comfortable and proficient using DPNs, because I actually think they’re fun to use and because they make me feel like Wolverine from the X-Men series.

I will knit all the things!

What’s on your needles?

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