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  • Rebel - Mittens


    About Rebel

    How is it that mittens just mysteriously never stay on the our kid’s hands? Sigh. I try to be okay with that - after all, there’s so much to explore and play with and touch and feel! So this is a mitten pattern for when those little rebels need a little warmth for their hands, before promptly casting them off again to continue playing.

    Rebel are designed “seamless”: you cast on the tip of one mitten, work through the body and cuff before binding off to just a few stitches which you then use for an i-cord. You work said i-cord to the desired length, then you cast on the rest of the stitches for the cuff and work your way up the mitten to the very top. You can of course always omit the i-cord, bind off the full mitten and work up a second one, should you not want them attached to each other. All sizes except for the newborn size are designed with an afterthought thumb.

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    This pattern is only available in digital form. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.


    1 (2, 3, 4, 5), approx. 0-6 months, (6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-4 years, 4-6 years)

    Finished hand circumference: 10.75 (12, 13, 14.25, 15.5) cm / 4.25 (4.75, 5, 5.5, 6)” - recommended to be worn with no ease.

    • Yarn

      Our Recommendation: De Rerum Natura Ulysse!

      De Rerum Natura Ulysse (100% Merino; 185 metres / 202 yards per 50 g)

      MC: 25 (25, 40, 45, 50) metres / 25 (30, 45, 50, 55) yards

      CC: 15 (15, 20, 25, 25) metres / 15, (15, 25, 25, 30) yards

      Samples shown are knit in colorways Poivre Blanc, Poivre et Sel and Doré.

      Aurin wears a size 3 knit in Poivre Blanc (MC) and Poivre et Sel (CC) with no ease.


      2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

      Optional: 2.75 mm / US 2 dpns (or needle size to obtain gauge) to work i-cord

      This pattern uses the magic loop technique.


      28 sts x 44 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)

      30 sts x 40 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in Half-Twisted Rib, after blocking)


      • Blocking tools
      • Darning needle
      • Scrap yarn
      • Tape measure

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