Tough & Toasty

Product information "Tough & Toasty"

Wearing little fingerless mittens like these somehow makes me feel a little tougher – maybe that’s because leather versions of this are frequently worn by bikers, cyclists or people operating some kind of heavy machinery. Well, the only machinery I tend to operate is my keyboard, but these mitts do a fabulous job keeping my hands toasty! They are made of a luxurious, but resistant blend of wool and alpaca, so they are cozy and warm but will wear well, no matter what task is at hand. They are intentionally short in order not to cause bulk when wearing them with long sleeves and to make sure you have easy access to your wristwatch.

One pair uses up only half a ball (25 g) of yarn and can be finished in one or two nights of knitting – great if you need a last-minute gift. The unusual construction works (almost) without purl stitches and can be adapted to the recipient’s hand size during the knitting, so you can substitute yarns and knit them at a different gauge if desired.

This pattern is written for one long circular needle. If you would like to use dpns, please be aware that there are no instructions given for how to use them with this pattern and you would have to make the necessary adjustments yourself.

Yarn used in the samples: Blacker Yarns Brushwork, colors Wash, Stipple and Scumble.


The pattern "Tough & Toasty" is part of Martina Behm´s book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions".

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 21
Knitting experience: mostly relaxed
Needle Size: 3,25 mm / US 3, 3,5 mm / US 4
Project type: Other
Yarn Weight: Fingering, Sport

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Color BC Yarn: 18 Erika
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Color Miss Babs: Lost Treasure
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Accessories

Circular Knitting Needle Addi Lace
Needle Size: 3,5 mm / US 4
Addi Circulars with 80 cm (32 in) length and extra sharp tips are ideally suited for most of Martina Behm's designs. These needles are great quality "Made in Germany", and they make even the most complicated lace pattern a pleasure to knit. The needle sizes are printed on the cable (metric and US). Addi lace needle tips are made from shiny brass and nickel-free.

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Color: Pink
Our Strickmich! Project Bag is made of organic cotton in southern Germany by Manomama – a company that offers jobs to people who have difficulties finding work elsewhere, making cool organic fashion and accessories – check out their website!  Measurements: Width 24 cm (9.5 inches) Length 26 cm (10.4 inches) Diameter of round bottom: 15 cm (6 inches) Material: 100% Organic Cotton Machine wash 30 degree

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