Simple mittens knit with rustic yarn are perfect for cold Vermont winters. This yarn blooms with blocking and softens with use, but never shows wear or pills.
These mittens are knit with a ribbed cuff and gusseted thumb for a perfect fit. They're your basic mittens with just enough embellishment to cheer you through any cold winter. The garter tree may be left plain, or embroidered. Tips for basic embroidery are included in the pattern.
US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, dpns or preferred circular method
3 stitch markers including 1 unique for end of round
stitch holder or scrap yarn
tapestry needle for weaving in ends and embroidery
5-10yds of contrasting yarn for embroidery (optional)
knit and purl
ssk and k2tog
I want to thank Chris Church (rchrispy on Ravelry) for providing the technical editing.