On the Side Mittens by Abby Tohline Wooden

On the Side Mittens

January 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
120 - 180 yards (110 - 165 m)
Women's Small/Medium, Women's Medium/Large
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Finally! It’s ready!
And there was much rejoicing in the land!…

Call it bragging if you want, but I love my On the Side Scarf. I loved designing it, I love making it, I love wearing mine, and a lot of other people seemed to like it as well. Because of this, I decided to make a pair of mittens to complement the scarf.
I decided to make the back of the hand match the On the Side scarf exactly but the palm of the mitten is a smooth and easy stockinette. This makes it both easier to grasp things and easier to knit: win-win!
Also, because I wanted the entire back of the mitten to look like a complete entity, I did not want the thumb increases to show and detract. So, I hid the increases along the side seam for a smooth uninterrupted look.
Though these only come in two basic sizes, I found that it is very stretchy and can fit a very large range of hand sizes. Try it on as you go for a perfect fit. You can also knit it in a smaller or larger gauge to vary the sizes available even more.

Pattern info:
Sizes Available: Women’s small/medium and Women’s medium/large
Finished Measurements: Wrist circumference: 5”-9” (6”-10.5”); Length: as needed; Palm circumference (just above thumb, not including thumb): 6.5”-9” (7.5”-12”)
Yarn: Approximately 120-180 yards of worsted weight yarn
(I used:
Knitpicks Swish Worsted
Mission Falls 1824 Worsted Superwash wool
Kraemer Yarns Perfection Worsted)
Gauge: 20 sts to 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Needles: US 5 double pointed needles or long circular for magic loop method

NOTE: This pattern is for personal use only. Distribution of the pattern in any form or making of these mittens for sale is prohibited. Thank you!

On the Side scarf free pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/on-the-side
Pattern is an 8 page long PDF, with all the steps carefully written out and full of lots of lovely photos.