Seeking test knitters for "Basic Mittens" pattern

Hi folks! :muah: I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.

I’m working on a “basic mittens” pattern, which will soon be for sale here on kh, with an accompanying video. It’s nearing completion, and I’m looking for a test knitter for every size!

If interested, please post which size you can knit (and have the wearer try on, a single mitten is fine), within a reasonable time frame (say, a week or two?). Quality project photos might make it into the pattern.

Here are the sizes in the pattern!:
12m baby- yardsofyarn
2-4 years – ratty1973
4-6 years – Lizziek8
6-8 years – lissplus2
8 years - Woman’s S --sgtpam & hcarroll36
Woman’s M/Man’s S – bottomdusters
(Woman’s L/Man’s S – sharonp13 )
Woman’s L/Man’s M - smb611
Man’s L - jagadeeshdev
Man’s XL - Debbie
Man’s XXL - Shandeh

GinnyG our “pinch knitter”, thanks Ginny.

Can you tell us what weight yarn is suggested so we can see if we have it in our stash?

“Jr. XL”/Woman’s Small (Q for anyone: does the “Jr. XL” sound right there?"

I think I’d call it " 'Tween/Teen/W Small" or “10 yrs to Sml Adult”.

Thanks Sue.

Yes Jan, adult sizes are worsted weight (women’s small and up). Kid’s sizes are sports weight.

I could do Women’s Medium if no one else takes the spot.

I’d be willing to test knit Woman’s L/Man’s S. My Ravelry ID is SharonP13 too if you would like to see some of my work.

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I am willing to do the Man’s XL. My hubby is “bouncer” size, so these will probably fit him. :teehee:

I’d love to do the man’s Large! I’m also a pro photographer so I could send photos of the project as it is knitted. Also could have them done in a couple of days, as I am unemployed. I am AmmasBoy on Rav if you want to see a few projects.

eta: the photos on rav are just quick snapshots - no pro stuff - you’d get the good lighting and pro shots!

I’d love to try the men’s medium. This is an easy pattern right, I’m still a bit of a beginner, but am always to try anything once, twice if it’s fun!!! That’s my philosophy!

Thanks!:cheering:

Smb… It would actually be great to have at least one knitter that’s new to mittens. You can watch the accompanying video (also still being edited, but I’ll post a version for y’all), which is a bit long for someone who already knows mittens, but should be enjoyable for you. It goes through the whole mitten from start to finish! (essential parts, anyway.) I demo in the baby size, but it’s the same pattern just with different stitch numbers.

jagadeeshdev, thanks for the photo offer, that’s excellent. I’ve got a companion video, so I don’t plan to include much for progress shots, but would love a nice final shot.

Thanks! I’ve never mit knittens (what my mind said to me) either so you’d have my perspective, too. I’ll get you a nice final photo.

I wish I had a kid to knit for! DH doesn’t really wear mittens so I guess I’m out this round. :teehee:

Oh, and so you can get your DPN’s:

Gauge for kids/sports weight: 6sts./inch
Gauge for adult size/worsted weight: 4.5 sts./inch

pattern calls for gauge in stockinette, and ribbing done two sizes smaller.

Next time, Jan!

I can do 6-8 years. Ive actually been looking for some to knit for my son. (6yrs) this would be perfect.

I’d be happy to do the 4-6 year old ones. Was planning on making my granddaughter mittens anyway! :slight_smile:

I’m out too, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy knitting at the gauge needed. I know, I’m weird…

I can knit mittens too - just let me know which size you need!

I can do the children’s size 4-6 and have the yarn for the mittens. What size needles are you recommending?

Look at the first post. It looks like the only size left to test is the 8yrs-woman’s small.