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World's Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits

Tin Can Knits

Northern Cardinal
Night Heron
Boreal Bluet
Brook Trout
Cuckoo Flower
Brown Bear
Silver Maple
Bull Thistle
Meadow Violet
Coral Reef
Pasture Rose
Natural SW063
Alcaucil SW805
Archangel SW850
Azules SW856
Fresco Y Seco SW128
Indiecita SW416
Lettuce SW037
Light of Love SW857
Ravelry Red SW611
Rayon Vert SW854
Violete Africana SW808
Natural AR063
Plomo AR043
Vaa AR051
Reflecting Pool AR133
Lotus AR120
Regatta Blue AR134
English Rose AR057
Aguas AR855
Candombe AR870
Marte AR121
Natural RIO063
Azul Profundo RIO150
Reflecting Pool RIO133
Cereza RIO033
Glazed Carrot RIO016
Coco RIO624
English Rose RIO057
Sabiduria RIO136
Fresco Y Seco RIO128
Lettuce RIO037
Niebla RIO122
Creme M10
Kiwi M191
Wild Violet M173
Jack's Plum M29
Persian Peacock M124
Sandy Heather M01
Grey Heather M03
Brown Heather M02
Deep Charcoal M06
Black 815
Smoke Heather 860
Dark Plum 1965
Aporto 856
Cotton Candy 901
Baby Denim 897
Prairie Fire M181
Blue Suede M194
Dynamite Blue M160
Jaded Lagoon M126
Blooming Fuschia M189
Onyx M05

Sometimes winter catches you by surprise and you need a pair of mittens, quick! These are a perfect quick knit or a blank canvas for mitten fun!  Make any of 5 sizes from toddler to men's on any weight with corresponding needles.  These simple mittens are easy enough for a beginner if you just take the time to look at Tin Can Knits tutorial here.  Make sure to browse around on the Tin Can Knits website to see all of their amazing patterns, tutorials, and gorgeous photos.  Go ahead and take some time to make something useful, warm, and beautiful!  

Kit includes free pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.  Please go here to download this free pattern.


DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Sweater by Rainbow Heirloom (100% Merino Wool; 115g/250yds): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) Skeins.  Shown in Princess Rockstar.  OR any fingering, DK, Worsted or Bulky Weight yarn with a good bit of merino wool content for elasticity.

ALTERNATE FINGERING YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Organic Washable Merino Wool; 100g/428yds): 1 skein for all sizes (you will have extra yarn).  This GOTS Certified washable Merino Wool yarn is treated in a much gentler process than traditional superwash yarn, creating a non-felting wool.  Local Northeastern US mills spin the South American Merino and USA dye houses then use low impact dyes to create an environmentally friendly yarn in luscious solid colors. 

ALTERNATE FINGERING YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 1 skein for all sizes (you will have extra yarn).  This kettle-dyed yarn has a gorgeous variegation that adds depth and interest to the finished fabric.  Washable, Uruguayan yarn is wonderfully soft and eye-catching.

ALTERNATE DK YARN: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/335yds): 1 skein for all sizes (you will have extra yarn).  A thicker weight of Malabrigo with exactly the same dyeing process as Sock.  Also available in a few unique colors just for Arroyo.

ALTERNATE WORSTED YARN:  Rios by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/220 yds): 1 skein for all sizes (you will have leftover yarn)  Worsted weight kettle-dyed Malabrigo in superwash base similar to Sock.

ALTERNATE WORSTED YARN: Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (85% USA Wool / 15% USA Mohair; 113g/190 yds): 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skeins.  This 100% USA yarn is available in a wide array of heathered colors.  The mohair lends a slight sheen and touch of luxury at an affordable price.

ALTERNATE BULKY YARN: 128 Superwash by Cascade Yarns (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/128 yds): 1(1, 1, 2, 2) Skeins.  This Peruvian Superwash Merino has a slightly relaxed twist with a fluffy hand.  Available in bright, bold colors.

ALTERNATE BULKY YARN: Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% Wool / 15% Mohair; 113g/125 yds): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) Skeins.  This bulky weight 100% USA yarn is available in a wide array of heathered colors.  The mohair lends a slight sheen and touch of luxury at an affordable price.

SIZE: Toddler (Child, Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Hand Circumference 5 (6, 7, 7.75, 8.5)", Mitten Length 7.25 (8.5, 10.5, 12, 13)" cuff to fingertips (adjustable), Cuff Length 2.5 (2.5, 3, 4, 4)" (adjustable)
YARDAGE: fingering weight: 140 (160, 210, 260, 300) yards
DK weight 100 (120, 160, 190, 220) yards
worsted weight: 90 (100, 130, 160, 200) yards
bulky weight: 70 (80, 120, 150, 190) yards
SKILL LEVEL: Easy-ribbing & decreases

NEEDLES: Fingering: US #0 / 2mm and US #2 / 2.75mm
DK: US #3 / 3.25mm and US #5 / 3.75mm
Worsted: US #5 / 3.75mm and US #7 / 4.5mm
Bulky: US #6 / 4mm and US #8 / 5mm
DPNs in both sizes or long circulars for magic loop (or as required to meet gauge)

OTHER TOOLS: Darning Needle, Stitch Marker
GAUGE: Fingering: 26 sts x 36 rounds = 4”
DK: 24 sts x 32 rounds = 4”
Worsted: 20 sts x 28 rounds = 4”
Bulky: 18 sts x 24 rounds = 4”
(all gauges given in stockinette on larger needles)

Mitten images courtesy of Tin Can Knits. Yarn photos by Yarn Loop

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