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Lumberjack Mitts knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh

Lumberjack Mitts

Keep your hands warm in complete Canadian style with this checkered motif that suits both Lumber Jacks and Jackies! Whether you’re splitting wood, cross-country skiing or taking the huskies out for a run, you’ll want to wear these iconic mittens. The oh-so-clever mitten construction involves intarsia and slip stitches to create the checkered effect and the cuffs are added later and worked in the round— make them as long or as short as you like.

Published by River City Yarns. Pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.

Yarn

Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi)
River City Yarns Epic Yarn

Needles

4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle, 24" / 60 cm long
4 mm / US 6 needles for working in the round

Gauge

18 sts and 38 rows = 4" /10 cm over Checkered Pattern using larger needles
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins / 10 cm over Stockinette Stitch

Size/Finished Measurements

Hand circumference: 5 1⁄4 (6 1⁄4, 7, 8, 9, 9 3⁄4) ins / 13.5 (16, 18, 20.5, 23, 25) cm
Hand length: 3 1⁄4 (4, 4, 5, 5 1⁄2, 6 1⁄4) ins / 8.5 (10, 10, 12.5, 14, 16) cm
Cuff length: 2 (2 1⁄2, 3, 3, 3 1⁄4, 3 1⁄2) ins / 5 (6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 8, 9) cm

Techniques

Knitting flat, knitting small circumference in the round (your choice of two circular needles, double pointed needles or Magic Loop technique), decreases, provisional cast on, intarsia, slipped stitches, NO stranded colourwork, seaming.

Pattern Support/Errata/Tutorials

Tutorials: Checkered Stitch Pattern
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