Inspired by the Artichoke French Sweater, Artichoke French Mittens are the perfect snug hand warmer.
Knit in a dense Aran weight yarn (I love Jill Draper’s Empire) at a tight gauge wind will be hard pressed to get through the stitches and chill your fingers. The snug fit makes it easy to drive, open the mailbox, and walk the dog. If you want them loose enough to wear liners under for extra warmth then just knit a size up!
I talk a bit about my design process for these mittens on my blog, and I made you a video tutorial for the stitch!
160 (185, 210) yards of aran weight yarn
Yarn I Used:
Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Mini Empire; (100% Rambouillet Wool; 213 yd [195 m]/ 113 g)
One set US Size 7 [4.5 mm] double pointed needles or 1 long circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
4 stitch markers (2 color A, 2 color B)
Removable stitch marker or safety pin
Women’s Small (Medium, Large)
Palm circumference: 6 (7, 8) inches, unstretched. Choose a size close to, or a little larger than, your palm circumference.
Shown in Small
The pattern is written for multiple sizes. Instructions are given for size Small, with larger sizes in parentheses.
18 sts and 26 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in St st blocked