It's a ridiculously low 10 degrees outside, so what better to post today than a mitten pattern?
This is a reworking of an old pattern that had some technical issues, so I took it down, revamped it, and now it's ready to go!
These mittens are pretty simple and knit up quickly - a great beginner's project if you're new to knitting in the round. Rather than knitting a gusset, the thumb is marked by contrasting stitches that are removed later so that the mitten's body is knit as one continuous tube.
(4) Size 8 double pointed needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
Scrap yarn in contrasting color
10 sts / 14 rows = 2 inches in stockinette stitch
6.5” long, 7” circumference, unstretched.
One size fits most.
Mitten Body (knit in the round)
CO 36 st and distribute evenly over 3 dpn.
Place marker and join round.
Round 1-15: *K2, P2. Repeat from * until end of round.
K until piece measures 4 inches.
Mark thumb hole: At the beginning of the next round, K7 with contrasting scrap yarn and then transfer those stitches back to the LH needle. With main color again, knit the rest of the round, knitting over the contrasting sts.
K until piece measures 2 inches from the thumb hole.
*K2, P2. Repeat from * until end of round, for 4 rounds.
BO in pattern.
Thumb (knit in the round)
At contrasting stitches, use 2 dpn to pick up 7 stitches on the bottom and 6 on the top.
Carefully remove contrasting yarn.
Pick up 3 sts on each side of thumbhole and distribute sts over 3 dpn.
K 4 rounds.
Weave in loose ends to finish.
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
dpn = double pointed needles
K = knit
LH = left hand
P = purl
st = stitch
This pattern is protected by copyright laws and is intended for personal use only.
Other uses are strictly prohibited.
© adKnits 2014
Exclusive coupon codes, sneak peeks, and woolly-filled updates for your inbox!