Snapdragon Flip-tops

Cable and lace flip top mittens

Fun and highly practical mittens with flip-tops that will keep your fingers toasty warm but allow them to make a quick escape when you need to unlock the door or button your coat.

  • CONSTRUCTION

    The cable and petal pattern on the cuffs grows into an elegant motif on the back of the hand that invisibly incorporates the necessary shaping for the thumb. Picking up stitches for the flip-tops has the potential to look messy but detailed instructions are provided for a method that looks virtually seamless.

    SIZING

    The mittens are very stretchy, particularly at the cuffs and should easily fit hands measuring 7-8½" / 18-22cm around knuckles. The length can be simply adjusted to fit and where to do this is indicated in the pattern.

    VERSION INFORMATION

    SnapdragonFliptopsv.2.1.pdf

  • YARN

    180yds / 165m light worsted / DK weight yarn.
    Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash merino, 225yds / 206m, 3.52 /100g) in Gilded.

    NOTIONS

    Stitch marker.

  • Technique Thursday - Cabling without a cable needle
    Technique Thursday - Picking up stitches from the middle of the fabric
    Blog post - Using charts




Details

Gauge

20 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10cm in st st.

Sizing


Supplies

Yarn

180yds / 165m light worsted / DK weight yarn.
Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Gilded.

Needles and notions

SIZE 6 US / 4mm dpns or long circular(s) for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.


Version information