Are your hands cold? January 23, 2012 – Posted in: Mondays with Mona, Project Ideas

Past week it has been freezing and nasty in Montreal. Especially last Wednesday the cold was bone chilling and the strong wind did not help. I have a remedy for keeping at least your hands warm, though. Knit on 8 mm (US size 11) needles to get a dense fabric with a super bulky yarn these mitts are sure to keep your digits cozy – even at -18 Centigrade with a wind chill of -26.

Find the pattern here.

But wait, there’s more. A hat to go with the Burly Mitts. You need about 75 yards of a super bulky yarn – I used Brown Sheep “Burly Spun” in Oat, a wide variety of colours is available at the store – for the pair of mitts and a similar amount for the hat. Another yarn I can recommend for these projects is  Blue Sky Aplaca’s “Bulky”, a mix of Alpaca and Wool

I had much fun making these up, especially since large needles and big yarn make a quick project of both!

– Mona