NEW PATTERN / Mitten Cuffs

Maybe it's overuse due to my chronic knitting habit, my obsession with making homemade bread (kneading is hard work!), or maybe it's the damp west coast air that chills my bones. I know it's partly because I spend more time than I would like at the computer... Whatever the reason my wrists and fingers are always cold and achy and I've been dying to whip up some wrist warmers for those long stints on the keyboard and to wear outside during this transitional season when it's not quite cold enough for gloves.

Solution: Mitten Cuffs!

Mitten Cuffs knitting pattern by Jane Richmond

I really wanted fingerless mitts that featured a button. I remembered a pair of fingerless mittens I knit last winter, I made them nice and long, the only trouble was they got all bunched up when I would put them on after my coat. With the new design, instead of leaving the wrist button to be purely ornamental, I've added a buttonhole so that these fingerless mitts can morph into a mitten cuff.

Mitten Cuffs knitting pattern by Jane Richmond
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Mitten Cuffs knitting pattern by Jane Richmond
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I didn't really think much of these mitten cuffs other than they filled a need (and my wrists are very happy for that), but when I wore them out for the first time I got so many compliments on them, I was thrilled!

Mitten Cuffs knitting pattern by Jane Richmond

Mitten Cuffs knitting pattern by Jane Richmond 

PATTERN DETAILS

Materials
1 x 100g skein of Berroco Vintage Chunky, (shown in colour 6105), 120m/130 yds
6 mm needles
Yarn Needle
2 Large Buttons

Gauge
15.5 sts and 19.5 rows = 4 in over st st

Sizes
One Size

You can purchase the pattern via RAVELRY or through my ETSY shop.

Happy Knitting!

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