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Flip-Top Mittens
Pattern Number: L32244
Rating: ****
3.9 (based on 8 reviews)
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Flip-Top Mittens Reviewed by Tommie Burchfield on 2015-06-11 ***
I finished one pair and the length was all wrong but the second pair I tried them on as I went. The problem comes in with attaching the flap. I managed to make it happen on the first pair but I spent hours trying to figure it out on each glove. The second pair, I am just as frustrated. I better explanation or maybe some pictures or a tutorial would be very helpful. I am thinking about just making the flap then sewing it on. It should not be this difficult.

Flip-Top Mittens Reviewed by Beth Jensen on 2015-05-22 *****
I love these mittens! i am about to start my third pair and I have yarn for a fourth. The top is a bit difficult to attach, but the result is worth the effort. I make both mittens at once so they are even. Below are pictures made with Vanna's tapestry and wool ease. The pair I am about to start will be made with tweed stripes.

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Flip-Top Mittens Reviewed by Natalie Farah on 2014-10-01 *****
I also had some trouble getting the flip top part started, but figured it out after a couple tries. I ended up switching the rib and stockinette stitches for the first inch to get it to look like the picture. I also used stitch markers instead of a contrast thread to mark where to place the flip top piece. Otherwise, it was a quick and fun pattern to complete in a day.

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Flip-Top Mittens Reviewed by Nancy Smallfield on 2014-03-16 ****
I have completed two pairs of these and they turned out really cute. But I think they are an much more difficult than indicated, especially starting the flip top. You might want to direct the knitters to a tutorial for that.

Flip-Top Mittens Reviewed by Joy Saunders on 2014-02-05 *****
Loved this pattern! I tried them on as I went and knitted them to fit. In order to pick up stitches for the flip-top, I used a crochet hook to pick up the stitches and place them on my needle. BUT, there is one tiny error in the pattern. Before shaping the flip top, we are instructed, on the larger size, to work an extra round, taking the stitch number down to 32 from 34. On round one of the shaping, the pattern forgets that we have taken the number of stitches down to 32 and still gives, in parenthesis, a stitch count for the large size. At this point in knitting, there is no large size. Same for round 9. If you are making the largeer size, ignore the stitch count! Again, great mittens!!!!

Flip-Top Mittens Reviewed by Jennifer Ramsey on 2014-01-14 ***
I loved this pattern until it came to picking up and knitting for the flip top, it is very frustrating. Also the mitten is too long.

Flip-Top Mittens Reviewed by Anita Potter on 2013-12-22 ***
I've completed the right hand mitten. I was doing okay until I completed the fingerless part it was around an inch too long.

I ripped back until and inch above the thumbhole to mark where the flap should start then knit one more inch then did the ribbing and bound off though it does seem to still be a bit too long.

Trying to knit up the flip-top off the mitten was completely impossible for me so I completed that part separately then sewed it on. I also don't like how it decreases to a point at the top.

I'm getting ready to work on my left glove. It's not a bad pattern and I will make them again but need to do modifications to the flip top and make the top ribbing start sooner.

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Flip-Top Mittens Reviewed by Pamela on 2014-01-01 ***
This is a great idea brought back to life. My dad had a pair of flip top gloves that he used for hunting. Having already made dozens of mittens in the round, I thought this would be easy-peasy. Think again! If you use your common sense and try on the mittens as you make them, you'll be able to adjust the pattern where there seem to be some mistakes. I was fine through the end of the mitten proper. It was a little long for my hand and a little snug around. My problem began with the flip top. The addition of the contrasting color yarn to mark the beginning of the flip top is a grand idea, but getting rid of the contrasting yarn was a pain as there were no instructions on how to do that. In the Next Rnd section after the start of the Flip Top section, I would suggest working the stockinette for more than 1 cm. I ended up with about 3-4 cm before I started shaping the top. I've always used four needles, not five, when knitting in the round. I'm not sure I've ever seen a set of five double-pointed needles. Next time, I may try to make the thumb flip topped as well!

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