Mittens from the Mitten State

Project Type Mittens/Gloves
Yardage 200, 250
Fiber Wool
Weight DK
Author Amy Tyler
Format Project/Pattern

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The Lower Peninsula of Michigan is in the shape of a mitten, and that’s the reason Michigan is referred to as “the Mitten State.” Designer Amy Tyler lives in the northwest corner of the Lower Peninsula (near the tip of the pinkie finger). Winters are long here; it can start snowing in October, with snowfall sometimes continuing throughout April. Mittens, therefore, are essential winter wear. They need to be warm, and they need to hold up to long and hard use. To accomplish the needed warmth, Amy chose a version of a slip-stitch pattern.

Read more: "Knit Yourself Mittens from the Mitten State"


Yarn 200 (250) yd DK-weight (or Craft Yarn Council weight #3 Light).
Needles U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.
Gauge 24 sts and 60 rnds = 4" in nubbly tweed patt.
Finished Size 7¼ (8)" hand circumference and 9¾ (10¾)" tall. Mittens shown measure 7¼".

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Photos by George Boe

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