Sottosopra - Top Down Mittens by Sarah Grieve

Sottosopra - Top Down Mittens

August 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
433 yards (396 m)
7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 inches
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I’ve often enjoyed wearing mittens that are lightweight and feminine. When I learned to knit socks from the toe up I always thought that the toe looked like the top of a mitten. I decided to give it a whirl and thus the Sottosopra Top Down Mittens were born. Sottosopra is a fun word to say and it fits perfectly for these mittens as it is Italian for upside down!

These mittens are knit from fingering weight yarn. The pattern has a photo tutorial in the magazine to help with the Middle Eastern Cast on method.