After learning how to do the double stitch and purl on the round loom, I decided to make some really warm mittens, and write the pattern. One day, at the store, after I had made my first pair of warm mittens, a lady come in, tried them on, and declared them “Wisconsin worthy”. She explained that during a Wisconsin winter, if your mittens aren’t warm enough, well it wasn’t worth thinking about. Pretty high compliment, one I will never forget.
Here is how it works. I will do my best describe how to do the e-wrap, the double stitch, and the purl stitch, with pictures. So let’s get started. This pattern is on an intermediate skill level.
Thick wool yarn, (wool will keep you warm even when wet)
24 peg round loom (the pegs on this loom are a little closer together so makes a tighter weave)
Yarn needle (it can be a plastic one)