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Kochoran Mitts

Jul 31, 2008
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Designer: Katie Himmelberg
Published: July 18, 2008

Skill Level: Easy Easy

Mittens that are a little more interesting than your standard guy fare (more charcoal gray yarn, anyone?) that still appeal to those slightly wary about handknits. The chunky yarn works up quickly, and the subtle colorway is broken up by alternating each round with opposite ends of the skein. One skein plus a quick knit equals a great gift project.

Finished Size: Size 9" hand circumference and 11½" long.

Yarn: Noro Kochoran (50% wool, 30% angora, 20% silk; 176 yd [162 m]/100 g): #40 grey multi, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.

Needles: Size 10½ (6.5 mm): set of 5 doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m): two of one color for thumb, one in contrasting color for beg of rnd; waste yarn; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 14 sts and 21 rnds = 4" in St st in the rnd.

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fibrefan wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 11:28 AM

I am making this mittens.  And I have small hands.  And I am a tight knitter, and a new knitter.  Anyway, I actually modified them and then had to pull put because I made them too small!  So I had to ad a few more rows before the decrease.  This is my frst pair, I have made socks.  I found the pattern easy and I look forward to my mitts.

I also did not ad any stipes, just a solid color of mitts.


relenned@2 wrote
on Aug 19, 2008 10:30 AM

how do I find the answers to these questions?? I would like to make these in a ladies size


jeanbes wrote
on Aug 12, 2008 1:00 PM

how do you find the answer for these questons

on Aug 11, 2008 8:41 PM

Winding the yarn into 2 center-pull balls eliminates both twisting AND rolling.  (you can do this without a winder if you wind it around a core like a broomstick ot paper-towel roll)

I agree with the climate comment!  It has been 95F here (30C)...who wants to knit  bulky wool mitts in August?  Wouldn't some lacy fingerless gloves in an interesting (maybe soy or bamboo) sock-weight yarn be more fun and weather-appropriate?

Maybe the AC is too cold in your office.

Anonymous wrote
on Aug 2, 2008 5:27 PM

I wouild make a pair for my husband and one for me.  Is there a substitute yarn as  I do a lot of charity knitting and I'm sure a 17-year-old would wear a men's size.  Thanks.  Carol

DENISE wrote
on Aug 2, 2008 10:24 AM


LiseG wrote
on Aug 2, 2008 9:10 AM

If this would work, I'd first wind my yarn into two separate balls, starting from each end. I think this would eliminate the twisting  that Sandi encountered while knitting her pair.

JeanneH wrote
on Aug 2, 2008 7:26 AM

While these mittens would be quick and easy to make for someone who knows how to knit in the round, I think they should be categorized as more of an Interemediate or Early Intermediate level project. Knitting in the round is considered Interemdiate level skill per CYCA guidelines.

Marie-jeanne wrote
on Aug 2, 2008 4:26 AM

do you have a pattern to knitt with 2 needles

SarahB wrote
on Aug 2, 2008 2:54 AM

Is this obsession with mittens Knitting Daily's response to some freezing August weather conditions brought about by climate change in the USA? Even here in the north UK it's 21 degrees and knitting thick woolly mittens could not be further from my mind. Some lacy fingerless mitts would be much more seasonal.

ArdellP wrote
on Aug 1, 2008 5:26 PM

Thank you for the pattern.  I too want these for me so will try to come up with a ladies size.  

FranceenG wrote
on Aug 1, 2008 5:04 PM

I think this pattern is relatively easy to modify for a women's mitten.  My husband does not wear sweaters of any kind.  When shoveling snow he will wear a knitted hat - but will only wear leather, lined gloves.  So I want to make these for ME!

LaunieF wrote
on Aug 1, 2008 4:04 PM

What we do in the name of inspiration when faced with tangles and color blending.  The end always justifies the means :)

KimW wrote
on Aug 1, 2008 2:07 PM

Very nice

JaneM wrote
on Aug 1, 2008 1:42 PM

Fantastic! guy mittens. Thanks, Jane in IA