Snapdragon Flip-tops

Snapdragon Flip-tops


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.

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

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

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

7-8½" / 18-22cm around knuckles


    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.


    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.



  • YARN

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


    Stitch marker.

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