Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Molly's Mittens & Matching Hat!

Hi Knitters,
My son recently asked me to knit a pair of mittens for his friend, Molly. I gladly obliged. I had a bunch of colors in the Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky in a bin in my basement from last year. I had plans to design some mittens in this yarn and I never got around to it. I had knitted my son a pair of green and white mittens in this yarn last year and he loves them.
Here is some information you might like to know for Molly's Mittens:
Size: To fit an average-size woman’s or older child’s hands. The length of the hand and thumb can be varied to fit a variety of sizes. The yarn stretches and softens with wear so a tighter fit at first is a good thing.
Finished hand circumference, measured around the knuckles on the hand, to fit 7 to 8 inches.
Yarn: Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky (85% Wool, 15% Alpaca; 108 yards/100grams), 1 skein each in Stone Blue #38 and Natural #01
Needles: US size 10 double pointed needles, set of four OR size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 3 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch and 6 rounds per inch
2 stitch markers
Scrap yarn
Ruler or tape measure
Yarn needle
The mittens would be great in one colorway for a solid mitt or striped throughout! There are so many color choices for this yarn and it is only $4.99 for a ball. You could make some fantastic mittens for gifts and save a penny or two while you're at it.

The pattern is available for purchase for $3.00 in my pattern shop.

Click here to purchase the pattern for Molly's Mittens!
So this morning I was looking at the left over yarn from Molly's Mittens and I wondered if I could get a good size hat out of the rest. Well, sure enough I could! This means there is another pattern available for you. You don't need to buy any more Berkshire Bulky to make this hat and the mittens combined. One skein of each color will do the trick for both projects. Talk about a great value.

I used a US size 10 sixteen inch circular needle and a set of four US size 10 double-pointed needles to whip up Molly's Matching Hat.
This hat is sized to fit an average adult woman's head or a medium to large child's head. The circumference of the finished hat is 20 inches and will stretch to accommodate up to a 22 inch head. The yarn stretches and softens slightly with wear so a tighter fit to start with is a good thing.
Since the hat was an add on I am only charging $2.00 for Molly's Matching Hat pattern!

Now if you purchase both Molly's Mittens and Molly's Matching Hat together I will send you both patterns for only $4.00.

Please remember if you order a pattern from my shop that I personally send out all of my pattern orders. If there is a slight delay in getting your pattern please be patient. I try to be as efficient as possible.

I think I covered everything.
Thanks, Knitters.
best, susie


Alicia said...

I saw this in Magic Cabin's latest catalog, and it made me think of you and your daughter. Love it!


Amber said...

Hi Susan-love reading your blog. I have been following it since I purchased Itty-Bitty Hats, and I have a question/request of sorts, as I essentially learned how to knit by your continental tutorial in your book (best one I have found!). Here it is: how do you get your stripes to be so even? I always always have holes (an open seam of sorts) and I can't find anywhere that addresses this problem. Could you help? Keep up the great work!

paws said...

Why is it that I love pretty much everything you design? So simple, yet so attractive.

Melaleucamom said...

I love the felted acorns that are being held in the mittened hands. Do you have a pattern for those?

Shell said...

~Good Morning~
I just ordered your Molly's Mitten pattern. Can't wait to get it.
Your post of: Shall I Knit You A Hat ? is so cozy & beautiful. One of my very favorite books. Your blog is artsy and lovely.
The mini elephant is so sweet. Could you design a Tomten and a fox character for: The Tomtem & the Fox book ?

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan! I just got back from the bookstore and saw your book. It is by far my favorite of your books! I love LOve LOVE the hippo and the baby doll is just too cute!

she knits said...

Lovely little set and i love how your son wanted mittens for Molly, My DD Miss Bella(6) just yesterday told me she wants me to knit toy rabbits for her friends :0) And she alrerady told them that I am making them for them all, I hope I can find a small rabbit to make :0)
Love Mel x x

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

Just ordered the Molly's Mittens and Hat set. Eager for the pattern. Hoping this will fill in a few holes in my Christmas gift-giving!