No swatch, any stitch count, any yarn mittens. Part 4: Making the cuff and finishing your mitten

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This article is part of my no swatch, any stitch count, any yarn mittens pattern. For introduction and outline of this pattern see: Knitgrammer’s no swatch, any stitch count, any yarn mittens pattern.

Previous article: Selecting the thumb pattern and knitting the hand

The mitten should now cover your whole hand from the tip of your longest finger to the beginning of the wrist or according to measurement B on the schematics . Now you are ready to make the cuff.

I usually knit the cuff of my vanilla mittens with 1 by 1 ribbing and then I bind-off using the tubular bind off method. You can use also 2 by 2 ribbing. Work ribbing according to the measurement D or desired length and bind-off. See this article for elastic bind-off methods.

Your pair is now ready but I suggest that you use a bit extra time for finishing and block them. Blocking makes the fabric usually softer and more even. See instructions on how to do it here. For the blocking process you can use specifically designed mitten blockers but you can do it also without them.

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