Motoring Madness
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"Motoring Madness" is part of the Lit Knits collection. To purchase the entire 10 piece collection, see the Lit Knits page.

Motoring Madness

Part of the Lit Knits collection.

Mr. Toad of Toad Hall has had a multitude of hobbies. But the most destructive of them all is when he buys his first motor-car. Unfortunately for everyone else on the road, Toad's passion for motor-cars is only surpassed by his inability to drive one well. Toad is a terrible driver.

These mitts are inspired by the story Wind In The Willows, first published in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame. The swerving tracks over the top of each mitt are left over from Mr. Toad's wild driving.

The mitts are knit from the cuff up and include a thumb gusset. Extra thumb length is added after completing the rest of the mitt.


One size fits most
6”/ 15cm from cuff to tip
7½”/ 19cm circumference
Additional sizes can be achieved by changing the gauge, either with needle size or yarn thickness


The Fiber Company Acadia; 145yds/ 133m per 1.75oz/ 50g; 60% Merino Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk; dk weight:
1 skein in Amber
approx 145yds/ 133m of a dk weight yarn

Needles & Notions

Size 2 US/ 2.75mm circular needle, 12”/ 30cm
Size 3 US/ 3.25mm circular needle, 12”/ 30cm
Size 3 US/ 3.25mm set of five double- point needles
Or preferred small circular method.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Cable needle, 2 stitch holders, 2 stitch markers


22sts/32rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles