Hip to be Square (mittens)


Ever become obsessed with a fabric you’ve created with your yarn and needles and want to use it with absolutely everything? That’s the rabbit hole I fell down while participating in another round of the Artesanitarium Design Challenge. For this round of the challenge, our prompt was to combine two design features – After a vote with the rhyFlower test team, we decided to go forth with texture and colorwork. This was going to be a challenge for me indeed! Colorwork is not one of my stronger skills, but I agreed to go with whatever the team had chosen, so the ball was in their court! – I fell so in love with the colors and textures of Hip to be Square that I couldn’t stop knitting it and went from a cowl design to adding in a hat and mittens too.

Worked in the round, Hip to be Square contains written directions and as well as charts. Hip to be Square is worked from the cuff up, features a western gusset and finished with a symmetrical top.

The pattern is written for the magic loop; however, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles instead.


Hip to be Square (mittens) is available in English.

Skill Level

Materials List
• US2 (2.75 mm) 32”-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles, or size required to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle
• Stitch holder (or scrap yarn)
• 2 Stitch markers
• Color A: 176 yds (161 m) fingering weight
• Color B: 8 yds (7.3 m) fingering weight
• Color C: 8 yds (7.3 m) fingering weight
• Color D: 8 yds (7.3 m) fingering weight
• Color E: 8 yds (7.3 m) fingering weight
• Color F: 8 yds (7.3 m) fingering weight

Suggested Yarn
Log House Cottage – Squishy Sock 8-ply
80% Merino 20% Nylon 420 yds/115 g
Color A: Before Midnight – Full Spectrum
Color B, C, D, E, & F: Mini skeins from 2017 Log House Cottage Advent Calendar

30 Stitches by 36 rows worked in the round in stockinette stitch = 4” (10 cm) on US2 (2.75 mm) needles, before blocking.

Size information
8.5” (21.5 cm) hand circumference, 10” (25.4 cm) hand length.

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