These wonderfully warm, wonderfully comfy woolicious mittens are made from felted wool sweaters.   

These are some of the reasons I love working with wool:

Wool is not only reusable but also biodegradable.

Sheep wool has an incredible natural UV protection built right in. The same cannot be said for manmade fabrics.

Wool is composed of the same protein that makes up the outer protective layer of your skin. 

Wool is naturally mildew and mold resistant because it is a natural moisture repellent.  Wool has natural fire resistance, water repellant, and climate control.

Upcycle your treasured wool sweaters - send them through the washer and dryer and transform them into a soft, dense material that can be repurposed without unraveling!

Step 1: Materials Needed

Deconstructed felted wool sweaters (I used three different sweaters.  If you choose, you can use one or two sweaters - depending on how it is made;  no rules here - be adventurous.)  

Mitten pattern (will be provided) - it is comprised of three difference pieces


Sewing machine (not shown)


Buttons (2) (not shown)

Tape measure


<p>I cannot get the download to work...help. I want to make these for Christmas gifts</p>
Love this pattern ! But still confused w measurements to #3 can you provide a diagram w measurements similar to #1&amp;2?? Ty!!
<p>Love them!</p>
<p>I love these wool mittens but need the template to make a pair could you share this pattern with Mary Patrick my email address is <a href="mailto:rbphome@centurylink.net" rel="nofollow">rbphome@centurylink.net</a> I would greatly appreciate it and thank you</p>
Which pattern piece number uses the ribbing? Is the ribbing necessary?
<p>Please give more info for pc. number 3, I don't understanding the mesurments.</p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>The measurement of number 3 is 8 1/2 inches - does that help? </p>
<p>Is the cuff used from a felted sweater or one that has not been felted?</p>
<p>It is the ribbing from the felted sweater.</p>
<p>Those <em>do </em>look woolicious! Thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to try this! I'll let you know how it goes!</p>
I am having trouble with pattern piece 3. How wide and tall is it?
the length of the thumb from the crotch to tip is 2 3/4 and the fingers to the tip is 4 1/2 hope this helps
Trying this today! Thank you for the wonderful instructions! I'll be sure to post a pic! Wish me luck. Haha <br>I also printed a free template online , but the instructions were not as clear.
Good luck! Be sure to send me a picture; don't hesitate to be in touch if you have questions.
how can I get the pattern?
You can make it - I provided the measurements. Good luck!
really nice! thanks!
Cool...I've been looking for a pattern with real thumbs (not just an offshoot from the side) to make from sweaters. Thanks for sharing and great instructions!
Your welcome! Let me know how they turn out.<br><br>Take care.

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