Left- and right-thumbed mittens are interchangeable — they will fit either hand to make it easy for the child to put them on him/herself. Multicolor striped, lightweight wool blend mittens are hand knit in smooth stockinette stitch with classic shaping and seamless construction. Sized for a 6- to 8-year-old child with a 6.0" (15.24cm) hand (measuring from wrist crease to tip of longest finger). 2.25" (5.7 cm) ribbed cuffs hug the wrist. Stitches at the fingertips are grafted with kitchener stitch — a technique that forms an invisible join and leaves no rough edges inside the mitten. These traditionally styled mittens are seamlessly knit by hand in-the-round with superfine weight yarn on US size 1 double-pointed needles (not on a machine) to obtain a gauge of 8 stitches x 11 rows per inch — that's 88 stitches per square inch! This fine, tight gauge increases the durability of the fabric.
Mittens come with one pair of color coordinated mitten clips to keep the mittens in place and prevent them from getting lost. Clips are easy-to-use — lift up the safety clip on the free end and fasten the gripper teeth to the end of your child's coat sleeve; close the safety clip to secure. Clips are easily removable by simply opening the safety clip. Mitten clips are constructed from shiny silver metal fasteners and are joined with 1" wide bright golden yellow heavy-duty suspender elastic.
Fiber Content (Mittens): Top quality, hard-wearing, four-ply Regia sock yarn (imported from Italy) is a blend of 75% superwash virgin wool/25% nylon.
Hand or machine wash in cold water. (Superwash wool does not felt.)
Reshape and lay flat to dry (recommended) or tumble dry on low heat.
Color: Children's favorite, colorful fun shades of yellow, orange, lime green, and turquoise were inspired by the main characters in the children's book, "Flusi, the Sock Monster" by author Bine Brandle.
Barking Dog Designs creates cheerful, colorful, and practical, hand knit and crocheted accessories and clothing for children. All items are made in the Texas Hill Country with my own two hands and are ready to ship.
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