Knit a Scarf-Mitten Combo

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Tina_Hilton Tina Hilton, contributor
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Be the first in your knitting group to sport a scarf-mitten combo.
Reserve 24 stitches on a stitch holder.
You can use this long tail for sewing the mitts together.
Be the first in your knitting group to sport a scarf-mitten combo.

Be the first in your knitting group to sport a scarf-mitten combo.

Photo: Tina Hilton
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Lee Meredith's Entwined Scarf melds two cold-weather staples into one chill-busting accessory. Originally published at, Lee has ingeniously solved the age-old quest to keep warm by crafting a fashionably narrow scarf that ends in a practical pair of fingerless mittens. You will stay toasty warm and maintain digital dexterity, allowing you to keep knitting even in the coolest of weather.

Yarn: two skeins Ironstone Color Changes [53% wool, 47% acrylic; 100 yds per 50g ball], color #450
Needle: 11 circular at least 24 inches long
Tape measure
Stitch holder
Tapestry needle for sewing up

10 sts = 3 inches

Finished Measurements
Scarf width: 3-1/2 inches
Mitt circumference: 6 inches
Length: 85 inches

bo: bind off
k: knit
rs: right side
st: stitch
yd: yard

Cast on 220 sts loosely. This will give you a scarf the right length for an average-size woman. If you wish to customize the length for you gorilla-armed boyfriend or shorten for your little kiddel, multiply the number of inches you wish to add or subtract by 3.25. Round to the nearest whole number and add or subtract that number of stitches to the number you'll cast on.

Work in garter stitch until you have 3-1/2 inches.

Knit 24 sts and place on a stitch holder.

  Reserve 24 stitches on a stitch holder.


If you added or subtracted cast-on stitches to adjust the length, remember to add or subtract that number to the number of stitches you bind off.

Bind off 172 sts and knit to the end; 24 sts remain.

Continue in garter st on these 24 sts until it measures 5-1/2 inches. To adjust the mitt width, add or subtract rows to custom-fit the hand.

Bind off all sts and break yarn, leaving an 18-inch tail.

  Leaving a long tail eliminates weaving in a tail later.


Place the 24 sts on the st holder onto the needle and rejoin yarn at bound-off stitches, working in garter st until this section measures 5-1/2 inches.

Bind off all sts and break yarn, leaving an 18-inch tail.

Weave in all the loose ends except for the 18-inch tails you have reserved for sewing up the mitts.

Fold on 5-1/2-inch section lengthwise so that the cast-on edge meets the bind-off edge.

With wrong sides together, sew the edges together with the leftover tail leaving a hole for your thumb measuring approximately 1-1/2 inches. It would be helpful to pin together before sewing up for best sizing and placement.


  Measure the placement of the thumb hole for a custom fit.


  Sew the mitt section together with an invisible weaving technique.


Sew the other side the same way.


  Keep your fingers free for year-round craftiness!


Lee Meredith is a knitting, sewing, zine-making photographer. She has taken Portland by storm with her crafty creations, which you can see on her innovative website Leethal along with her blog, zine, and photography. Her latest craft adventure creating art yarn is not to be missed.

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Comments (11)

gleszer writes: I'm impressed
Posted: 8:46 am on January 26th
miastko writes: Simple, but perfect.
Posted: 5:49 am on January 20th
nympher46 writes: Simple, but perfect.
Posted: 4:15 am on December 31st
lwarnawszeczasy writes: Simple, but perfect.
Posted: 3:31 am on December 31st
sokolniczka47 writes: This is outrageous!
Posted: 8:26 am on December 29th
mantykorash writes: Last time i did it, and i must admit, that's really AMAZING! I'm loving it .
Posted: 8:21 am on December 29th
szoport39 writes: This is outrageous!
Posted: 2:51 pm on December 15th
finchelicious writes: Never thought of that! What if combined with hat, too? The ultimate winter armor!
Posted: 5:37 am on December 15th
tobymyles writes: great idea looks pretty stylish as well ... thank for the tut
Posted: 6:58 am on March 23rd
PoochPal writes: Clever design idea!
Posted: 10:06 pm on September 3rd
SMVG writes: Tina,

YOU ARE A HOOT! Although I may not make this item I loved reading about it. The picture was a fun bonus. I am going to pass this design along to a friend who sits in the cold stands at sporting events and attempts to do some knitting during half-time or time outs. She will love it!

Posted: 10:45 am on September 3rd
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