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My Mitten Pattern

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for those who would be interested in having my mitten pattern, here it is!  they fit really well & work up so quick.  they fit the lady folk.

for two mittens you will need:

150 yards of worsted superwash wool (or see end of pattern for another option)
set of 5 size 7 dpn’s (i love my shorty 5″ ones for these)
darning needle

c/o 32, 10 on needle #1, 12 on needle #2, 10 on needle #3

k2p2 rib in the round for 3.5″

k 3 rounds

k 15 st onto needle #1

kfb next 2 st

slip remaining stitches on needle #2 to needle #3 (you will have just 4 st on needle #2)

k across needle #3

* k 2 rounds

k ALL kfb on first & last st on needle #2*

repeat from * to * until there are 12 st on needle #2

k 1 round

put all 12 st on needle #2 onto a scrap yarn holder.  these are the thumb stitches & will be picked up later.

arrange remaining stitches to have 10 st on each of 3 needles.  be sure beg of round stays in position 1 on needle #1.

k around for 5.5 to 6″, a good reference point is to knit until you are about 2 rows above your pinky (or pinky nail if you have long fingernails)

arrange stitches onto 4 needles, with 8st on needles #1 & #3 & 7 st on needles #2 & #4.  be sure beg of round stays in position 1 on needle #1.

* needle #1: k1, ssk, k across rest of needle
needle #2: k to last 3 st, k2tog, k1
needle #3: same as needle #1
needle #4: same as needle #2

k 1 round*

repeat between *’s until you have a TOTAL of 22 stitches remaining

repeat the decrease rounds 2 more times, but don’t do an all k round between them.  this helps to make the tip more rounded & less pointy:
needle #1: k1, ssk, k across rest of needle
needle #2: k to last 3 st, k2tog, k1
needle #3: same as needle #1
needle #4: same as needle #2

k 1 round, use darning needle to pick up all rem stitches & cinch off.

thumb:

pick up 12 thumb stitches that are on scrap yarn holder, & leave long tail at the beginning for a bit of sewing later.  12″ or so is more than plenty.

k around (just ignore the hole at the base of the thumb, will be fixed later) until your thumb (or thumbnail) is completely covered, then do an extra round for good measure.

ssk, k2 on each needle, use darning needle to pick up all rem stitches & cinch off.

use tail of yarn at base of thumb to sew up the hole there.  i find that doing it while wearing it is best, so you can see what areas are stretched out when it’s being worn.

weave in ends, etc & make another!

** You can get a really cool effect if you double-strand DK weight superwash yarn with superwash self-striping yarn.  just pick a color in the sock yarn & match it to the DK yarn.  you get a subtler version of the sock yarn pattern. just use 150 yards of each **

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2 Responses to “My Mitten Pattern”


  1. 1 Pat
    March 28, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Your mittens look nice and your instructions are clear. I’m going to try these. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 2 Pat
    March 28, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Your mittens are beautiful. Your instructions seem clear and I’m going to try it.
    Thanks for sharing.


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