Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cradle Convertible Mitts

Well, I did it. After an encouraging comment from Ganiggle and a whole lot of egging on from my magnificent husband, I wrote up a pattern. Then I had it test knitted by three wonderful knitters (fishie, scoochiesmom, and knittinkitten22) that I found through Ravelry's Free Pattern Testers group (which is an awesome group, incredibly well-organized, and I'll definitely use it again, maybe even volunteer as a tester). And now here it is for your buying pleasure.

Cradle Convertible Mitts
Cradle Convertible Mitts Cradle Convertible Mitts

Cradle Convertible Mitts are knit in the round on dpns with a simple gusset thumb. Flaps on the hands and thumbs allow them to be worn either as mitts or as mittens, without the fuss of buttons or flip-tops. The pattern offers three sizes.

Price: $4.50 (USD)

Yarn: You will need approximately 125 (145, 165) yards of a heavy worsted or aran-weight wool for best results. (Pictured: Cascade Rustic in 09 – aran, 1 skein / 100g / 196 yards, 79% wool, 21% linen)

Supplies: 4 US size 5 dpns (or size needle required to obtain gauge)
2 stitch markers
stitch holder or waste yarn
tapestry needle

Gauge: 4 inches = 22 sts in stockinette

Sizing: XS circumference is approximately 5 inches flat, 7 inches stretched.
S/M circumference is approximately 6 inches flat, 8 inches stretched.
L circumference is approximately 7 inches flat, 9 inches stretched.


  1. Congratulations on your pattern! Great blog entry!

  2. Thanks for the mention! Congratulations on your pattern! It looks lovely, and I am sure it will do well! Great photography too!