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Let’s hear it for thumbs! The Fried Chicken Mitten hugs the thumb’s drumstick curves and moves without stressing the rest of the mitten.

I enjoy the magic loop method of knitting any time I have a small circumference to work. My hands tuck comfortably into the loops and the stitches glide steadily around the needle. I have learned to avoid laddering at the turning points, and the needle is never lost.

Have you tried the magic loop? Give it a go. There are lots of videos out there showing how it is done.

And when you're comfortable with magic loop, how about some two-timing? I have rewritten my Fried Chicken Mitten pattern with detailed instructions on how to knit two mittens simultaneously using the magic loop method. No second mitten syndrome! There are seven sizes, Youth Small through Adult XLarge.

You'll need a skein of rustic, toothy wool in aran weight. You know, the kind that still smells like sheep. Your needle must be 40 inches or longer, and with a flex
Independent Designer
Ellen Mason
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