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Ten On Tuesday

I don’t know about where you are but our weather took a definite turn for the colder last weekend. The wind was bitterly cold and all I could think about was keeping warm. Or, more specifically, keeping my hands warm. And that leads me right into this week’s topic: 10 Mittens/Mitts I Want To Knit.

  1. Drifty Mittens. This has been in my queue forever, I’ve had the yarn for over a year and I’m finally going to start them. Tonight.
  2. Jo March Mitts. I love a cabled mitt and this is a free pattern, too.
  3. October Leaves Fingerless Mitts. Just because they say October doesn’t mean they can’t be knit in, ohhhh, December. Right?
  4. Let It Snow Mittens. I love that simple snowflake on the back of the hand.
  5. Girls and Ladies Mittens. Utilitarian, free, but a simple cabled cuff to make them interesting. These would make a perfect gift.
  6. Bodhi Mittens. I love a mitten that doesn’t have a ribbed cuff and the motif on the hand is really different.
  7. Northman Mittens. Because everyone needs some pretty colorwork now and again.
  8. Mom’s Cabled Mitts. I’ve had a couple of people ask me to knit them a pair of mitts recently and these seems like a good pattern for that – quick but still a little fancy so they don’t think I’m a total slacker.
  9. Toast. Perfect for handspun, I think.
  10. Spruce Tree Mittens. Another freebie and so so pretty. I think I’d need them to be green, though, because of the name.

And there you have it – I think I’ll be busy with mittens and mitts for a good long while. I also think my Ravelry queue will have grown by the time I finish reading all of your posts. Don’t forget to include a link to your post by clicking the button below. And if you want to get Ten on Tuesday emails delivered to your inbox on Monday mornings then go on and click here.

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  1. Love fingerless mitts! Though I will be sure to be wearing my toasty mittens this Sat. at the UCONN football game πŸ™‚

  2. Lovely list! I have several in my queue and may have added a few more. πŸ™‚ The October Leaves reminds me of you and your thumb ring.

  3. This is a dangerous topic, Carole! I hadn’t even seen most of the patterns on your list. . . but I have now. . .

  4. What a fun topic. You’ve found mittens I’ve never seen before. I love the Northman Mittens.

    Here are some on my queue. I wish I had some little elves to help me get through it.

    Yasmin Fingerless Mittens
    Yuma Double Knitting Mittens
    Foliage Mitts
    Deep in the Forest Mittens
    Chevalier Mittens
    Bird Mittens
    Green Autumn (Druid Mittens)

  5. You are ambitious! I may knit one more pair of Ragtops this winter, but that’s a big maybe. Mittens are so cute and the idea of them is fun, but I they’re not really what we wear.

  6. I’m working on a 2nd pair of Northman Mittens and have a couple more in my future. The pattern is so complete and wonderfully written that it makes the knitting a breeze.
    Happy mitten knittin’ to you! πŸ˜‰

  7. Thank you Carole for that great list! Just last night I ripped out a shawl I knew I would never finish. Now I have some lovely Madeline Tosh to use for mitts!

  8. Oh, thanks a bunch. Just when I thought I had a handle on the Christmas knitting!

    All good suggestions and I love the Drifty’s! And I can never resist cables!

  9. I have one of those busy days….heading out to the doctors next, but I know I am going to enjoy doing this TOT and look forward to looking at everyone’s links!


  10. Wow – they are all good choices Carole. Great timing for the topic, considering we are supposed to actually get snow here today!

  11. Collection of random thoughts: Mitts are great – I make them over and over. I have a beautiful full mitten pattern from Eunny Jang that I haven’t made yet. I wonder if the snowflake pattern could be duplicate stitched on the back of the hand of the mittens my daughter just finished? (Yay! Another knitter in the house.) We’re going to try duplicate stitching conductive thread into the thumb and forefinger areas for texting.

  12. i have to admit, I just don’t get mitts. Partly it’s because my fingertips get so cold that I have to wear mittens if the weather is really bad. That said, so many knitters I respect love mitts, I’m ready to give them a try!

  13. What? No Spilly Jane mittens in the list?

    Hanna might like the Chimera fingerless mittens…. I think they are cool.

    Do you ever make gloves? If so check out the Io glove pattern (that’s I as in capital i). I’m making a pair in DD’s college colors.

    You’ve added to my queue, it is only fair that I add to your queue!

  14. Wow! I am in a mitten mood so I’ve been browsing Ravelry for mitten patterns and you found a lot more that I hadn’t seen before.

  15. LOve this one Carole. AND I can attest to TOAST….they are addictive to make….and wear. I LOVE them. I better cast some on now that you’ve reminded me

  16. I love the Spruce Tree Mittens and just added them to my queue, thanks to you! What a wonderful idea for a Ten on Tuesday. I think I’ll be getting a new pattern off each person’s entry.

  17. …another half dozen pretty patterns added to my favorites – thank you! I knit (and taught a class) those october leaves mitts and LOVE them. very pretty details and an excellent pattern.

  18. I know I am dating myself, but I just don’t get fingerless mitts! Here in Iowa, it is just TOO COLD for them. I love to knit mittens, and my favs are the North Country Mittens by Fiber Trends. You knit them with two strands of worsted weight yarn, and felt them. They almost keep your hands too warm. I also love to knit fair isle or Norwegian style mittens—they are SO gratifying. Thank you for this list—I see so mitten knitting in my future, too.

  19. I didn’t participate in this Ten on Tuesday because I am not a big fan of mittens myself; I prefer leather gloves for driving. But in the intervening days I find I need to knit a pair of mittens for a gift for a teenage boy. All the Ten on Tuesday posts gave me some great ideas (I ordered a pattern book from the library to get the pattern for some striped mittens for the kid), and I might just have to knit some mittens for myself. There are some awesome patterns out there πŸ™‚

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