Thursday, January 8, 2009

Plain Talk Ruffled Mittens

Ok, second up on the count down of knitted projects from my new book "Boutique Knits: 20+ Must-Have Accessories" by Laura Irwin are the "Plain Talk Ruffles Mittens". I have never knit mittens before so, this pattern was intriguing for that reason also, I thought the ruffles along the cuff made them real cute and bonus I learned how to make button holes (smile). I decided to put some yellow buttons on them and sew them on in the arrow style (for a better idea of what I’m talking about) I like to call it the plant style or grass style. Where you have a button with four holes you sew diagonally across then from the bottom of the holes that you sewed diagonally across sew from that hole to each of the other two holes. I think it adds a bit extra to the button.


  1. I just started knitting these, but I'm 5 rows in and I'm a little confused. I feel like in the course of knitting the cuff, I knit 3 sets of button holes? Am I reading this right?

  2. i think there are 5 button holes in all if i remember correctly