Last April, I introduced you to my new winter snoods – made of leftover mohair yarns. When I finished that project I still had some leftover yarn (2 balls of yarn) and decided to use it to knit some warm mittens (tutorial below).
– 2 balls of yarn (25g – one of each colour). I used Luxury Mohair Nocturne by Sirdar (77% mohair / 13% wool / 10% nylon) but any leftover mohair yarn would be perfect for this project.
– Knitting needles number 5* (European Metric Range – For US/UK equivalents please click here).
– A blunt-pointed needle
Cast on 20 stiches (approx. 17 cm) – If you have never done it before please click here (tutorial).
Knit 2 raw of stockinette stitch using the first colour, then 24 raw of stockinette stitch using the second yarn/colour & 2 extra raws using the first yarn.
Note: I knitted 2 garter stiches on each side of each raw i.e. 2 garter stiches – 16 stockinette stiches – 2 garter stiches. If you do not make these garter stiches; your stockinette stich will roll in toward the side.
You should now have 2 17 * 19 cm rectangles:
Sew both sides of the rectangle leaving approx. 5 cm for your thumb… Et voila:
And you, how do you use your leftover yarn?