I am attempting to make mittens for three little girls 2, 4, & 7. The problem is, I have no kids, and these girls are currently 1000 miles away and I have no idea how big to make them.
I knit one (minus thumb) and I am scared it is at the same time too big (long) for the little one, but too small (narrow) for the big one & possibly too long for the middle one too.
It occurs to me that I have no idea how big kids hands are. I found a pattern that said for a 3-5 year old 5" circumference and 6.5" long which is very close to my sample mitten, but it still looks wrong to me – maybe because I did not use the pattern, and there is some stranding in my sample which makes it less stretchy?
I would love some advice before I try to knit the other 5 mittens and also to figure out if the sample will be part of a pair for any of these kids.
I went to Michaels today looking for kids mitten patterns just to see what the guage/sizes were, but they did not have anything that I saw.
These will be Christmas gifts and I have one window this week to send them to the girls for free, but I can ship them too later, mittens don’t weigh much and I’m sure I was too optimistic to think I could get them sent this week, though the sample went pretty quick.
Thank you all in advance!!