Durum Mittens

9 Mar

Durum Mittens are fingerless mittens, knitted with super chunky yarn on 9 mm (US 13) needles. They are called “durum” both in the sense of “hardy” and because the chunky twists (mock cables) are reminiscent of (durum) wheat ears.

Durum Mittens

The pattern is available for sale via Ravelry, priced at £1.99 GBP.You can also view some completed Durum Mittens projects there – please upload your own too! :)

The mittens can be made in 3 sizes: small, medium and large. As a guide, small fits my hands and large fits my husband’s hands! However, I do have small hands so medium would probably be the best fit for most women. The mittens are designed to be a snug fit (negative ease) as I find gloves and mittens tend to stretch slightly after you’ve worn them a few times.

You will need to knit in the round and to work: bo, co, k, m, p, p2tog, pfb, T2L. The pattern includes a glossary of abbreviations and notes on how to join in the round and how to work a left twist (T2L).

Yardage is approximately 43.7-51.4 yards (40.0-47.0 metres) of super chunky yarn. However, you can also successfully use multiple strands of lighter-weight yarns to create a lovely variegated effect. One of my pattern testers did that and her mittens look gorgeous!

I would love to see any photos, if you buy my pattern and knit these fingerless Durum Mittens! Happy knitting! :) x


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