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I am a librarian and I have started a knitting group at my library. (Which is a blast!) Anyway, someone asked me today if I had a pattern for "courting mittens." They are designed so that if the couple are holding hands, they can hold hands in the mittens. So two of the mittens are stuck together, you know what I mean?<br><br>
She was hoping to get someone to knit her a pair and she is going to bring in a picture.<br><br>
Has anyone ever heard of them? And, better yet, does anyone have a pattern or any ideas on how to construct them?
 

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I think I've seen it in a teen knitting book. Either Vicky Howell's "Not another teen knitting book" or "Not your Mama's knitting"<br><br>
I know i've seen it in a book from my library
 

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Here's a person who modified a regular mitten pattern to make them<br><br><a href="http://www.ravelry.com/projects/qwerty4d/basic-mitten-pattern" target="_blank">http://www.ravelry.com/projects/qwer...mitten-pattern</a>
 

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There is a pattern somewhere on the knittingpatterncentral.com I made a set for my mom & her beau Christmas '06. It's basically 2 mitten cuffs, then join them to be one big sack. I striped the courting mitten (or lovers mitten, as I think the pattern I used was called) with coral & brown, then did a mitten for each of their other hands -- one coral w/ brown accents & one brown w/ coral accents. They were way cute!<br><br><br>
I found a pic...I'll edit this with a link to my flickr acct. once I load it up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Here we go: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cinnamonamon/2196572664/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/cinnamonamon/2196572664/</a><br><br>
I do believe that after you knit the cuffs (separately), you cast off 4 or 6 sts on each cuff, then line the cast off edges up and knit the remaining sts. into a big circle. The cast off edges get sewn together later. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I made a pair last Christmas, and I kinda just made up the pattern. They turned out really well!<br><br>
I also just made two cuffs, basically (one sized appropriately for each person in the couple---I put a few rows of a contrasting color on the edge of the cuff that belonged to one person so that they'd aim for the right size), then made a sack. Just make sure the sack isn't too long (not NEARLY as long as a mitten would be) because they'll be holding hands inside.<br><br>
Another nice touch is to make a PAIR of mittens for each person PLUS the "courting" mitten so that they can wear them independently, too.<br><br>
Have fun!
 
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