Totally Tubular Mittens by Sarah Hatton

Totally Tubular Mittens

May 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 yards (165 m)
Hand circumference above thumb: 22cm [8¾in]
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These handy mittens feature rib and a pretty stitch pattern growing out of the tubular cast-on edge.

Sarah’s Totally Tubular Mittens are the third project in Boost Your Knitting, a programme to help you grow your knitting skills.

To fit average adult
Hand circumference above thumb: 22cm [8¾in]
Length from cuff to tip: 25cm [9¾in]

Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Something to Knit With Aran (aran weight; 70% highland wool, 30% superfine alpaca; 82m [89yds] per 50g skein)
Storm 2 x 50g skeins

1 set 4.5mm [US 7] double-pointed needles, or needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences in the round, or needle size required to match tension
Stitch markers; Tapestry needle

18 sts and 28 rounds to 10cm [4in] over stocking stitch worked in the round, after washing and blocking
13 sts of chart B panel measures 4.5cm [1¾in] unstretched, after washing and blocking

Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found within the book:
1x1 tubular cast-on method for working in the round

The following video tutorials can be found on our website at
1x1 tubular cast-on method for working in the round
Ktichener stitch (grafting)

These mittens start with a tubular cast on for 1x1 rib in the round. The rib then grows directly into the cuff stitch pattern, which features a pretty stitch pattern. The mitten wrist then features a stitch pattern up the back of the mittens, as well as along the thumb. Increases are worked before the thumb stitches are left on hold. The mitten hand is then worked with the stitch pattern continuing up the back of the hand, before the top is shaped with a series of decreases. The thumb is then knitted on to complete the mitten.