Flip Top Knit Mittens

So I’ve taken a venture into the realm of knitting starting with a gorgeous infinity scarf just using the knit stitch, a matching hat using a seed stitch and then flip top mittens.

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Found some beautiful sparkly teal yarn, the brand Caron Simply Soft Party in Teal Sparkle. I used the Lion Brand free pattern here.

I made a few changes such as shortening the cuff from 3″ to 2.5″ and making the flip top about an inch longer since my fingers are long.

I may try making this pair again using only the size 6 needles to make the rest of the mitten and thumb tighter, they were a little loose for my preference. Overall happy with how they turned out, :).

Here are a few photos of the process of making the first one, lots of initial try-ons!

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Learning how to start a project using double pointed needles took some learning.

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Finished the cuff!

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Building the mitten portion.

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Thumb gusset progress, you can see the little triangle, :).

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Think it’s finally long enough.

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Finished the main mitten portion, aka a fingerless glove with thumb.

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The initial flip top. Took me awhile to figure out what “pick up stitches” meant.

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Made some progress on the flip top.

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And the finished first mitten!

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And the finished pair, :).

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