How to Make Mittens for Lovers

comments (4) February 5th, 2009     

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Tina_Hilton Tina Hilton, contributor
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Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.  ~Rose Franken
A bright red, firmly felted sweater will make a very cozy and romantic set of mitts.
If you dont have your sweeties hand available, use an existing pair of gloves as a template.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.  ~Rose Franken

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.  ~Rose Franken

Photo: Tina Hilton
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This is a project for the incurable romantic! Holding hands in the winter can be made more intimate with a supersized luv mitt! This custom-fit mitten set includes a single mitten for each of you plus a double-cuff mitt so you can hold your honey's hand while you are taking a stroll on a cold wintry day. If you are solo these days, just make two identical mittens for yourself and put the larger one and the love mitt away for the right person to come along.

Supplies 

  • A firmly felted sweater (toss a 100% wool sweater into the washing machine with HOT water and wash until it shrinks considerably, then machine-dry hot)
  • Paper
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread to match sweater

A bright red, firmly felted sweater will make a very cozy and romantic set of mitts.

Step by Step


If you don't have your sweetie's hand available, use an existing pair of gloves as a template.

Place your hand on paper and trace around, leaving a 1/2-inch ease on all sides. Do the same for your squeeze. Cut out both templates.


The love mitt should be sized to accommodate the larger hand.

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Comments (4)

_Blizz_ writes: Hi there! I know this is a very old post but I hope you can help me anyway :-)
I found this super lovely tutorial you wrote I and would like to make these mittens for me and my boyfriend as christmas present, but I actually can't find a real 100% wool sweater... I have one which is: 30% cashmere 30% wool 30% acrylic 10% elastane... do you think it would work? Thank you in advance for the help :-)
Have a nice day!
Aurora
Posted: 12:37 pm on December 17th
Jen1964 writes: Love that! "Holding gloves" just isn't the same... Would the "scarf for two" be a figure 8?
Posted: 12:33 pm on February 7th
SewDanish writes: I once bought a beautiful hand knittet version of this "holding hands glove" in Norway. Was knittet with a lovely traditional Norwegian pattern. I still have it :-)
Birgitte
http://www.SewDanish.etsy.com
Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies
Posted: 3:24 am on February 7th
JenniferStern writes: Hey Tina, I had a guy in my skill building sewing class a couple of years ago... He sewed all sorts of interesting stuff. One of the projects I remember him making was a "love glove"...so he could hold hands with this wife on walks when the weather was cold. Great project....romantic and practical!
Posted: 9:14 am on February 5th
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