I’ve been working away on developing the pattern for the simple mitts that I mass produce and give away to share with all of you. I thought that I would get it done and posted in time for Thanksgiving, but here I am a day late. Anyway, here they are, my gift to all of you just in time to create some yummy little mitts for yourself or as a gift. I’ve made a PDF of the Mitts and also put the instructions into this post. This is the first PDF I’ve created and uploaded, and it isn’t tech edited, so don’t judge! 🙂
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Sweet & Simple Vanilla Mitts
- Yarn: 160 yards fingering yarn. The pictured sample was knit using 80/20 superwash merino/cashmere yarn.
- Needles: Two 16” cable needles, size 1 (2.25 mm), additional size 1 (2.25 mm) double points, or size needed for gauge. The pattern can be easily adapted to use only double-pointed needles or a large cable needle and the magic loop method.
- Notions: 2 stitch markers, yarn needle, scrap yarn
Gauge: 32 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Finished Measurements: The mitts have a 7.5 inches circumference and are 6.25 inches long. The size of this mitt is easily adjusted by adding stitches or rows.
- 1.Cast on 56 stitches using your preferred method; I’m a fan of Old Norwegian CO as it creates a nice, slightly stretchy edge. Place 28 stitches onto each of two 16” cable needles. Join to knit in the round carefully, making sure to not twist the stitches. Mark the beginning of the round (BOR).
- 2.Work K1,P1 ribbing for 8 rounds.
Wrist: K 12 rounds. If you are using the two 16” cable needles you can easily try the mitt on to see if the wrist is the desired length to the base of your thumb; if not, you can add or decrease rounds until you have the length you want. (56 stitches)
- 1.Set up round: K2, PM, M1R, K1, M1L, PM, K to BOR.
- 2.K 2 rounds
- 3.K2, SM, M1R, K to marker, M1L, SM, K to BOR.
- 4.K 2 rounds. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until there are 21 stitches between the markers (76 stitches)
- 5.Next round: K2, remove marker and place the 21 thumb stitches onto scrap yarn, remove 2nd marker, CO one stitch using the backward loop method, K to BOR. (56 stitches)
Palm: Continue knitting rounds until you have completed 12 rounds. Try on the mitt again and add or decrease rounds if desired, keeping in mind that the final ribbing will add ¾” to the total length.
Ribbed Knuckle-Hugging Top: Switch to K1, P1 ribbing and complete 5 rounds. BO somewhat loosely in pattern being careful to not BO too tightly for a comfortable fit. (Note: for a balanced mitt with more coverage you can add 2 more ribbing rounds = 8 rounds total.)
Finish the Thumb: Using the 2.25 double point needles, pick up the 21 thumb stitches from the scrap yarn and place them back onto the needles. Attach yarn, pick up three stitches across the base of the thumb, and complete 5 rounds of K1, P1 ribbing. (24 stitches) BO somewhat loosely in pattern.
Note: the construction of the right and left mitt are identical; make two mitts following these directions. Weave in all ends and fix any gaps at the thumbs. Enjoy!
I knit and gift these mitts to family, friends, other scleroderma patients, and Raynaud’s sufferers that I meet. Feel free to copy and/or share this mitt pattern with reckless abandon. If you would like to knit and sell the mitts, much joy to you, but please give me credit for the pattern.
Have a great weekend everyone!!
31 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Sweet & Simple Vanilla Mitts”
These are absolutely adorable! I so wish I could knit 🙂 I hope this holiday week is treating you well.
It is. I’m mostly taking it easy and playing with the computer! 🙂
Thanks on the feedback. Cute yarn makes cute mitts.
well done! I know you will bless many people with your pattern.
Thank you. Next step will be Ravelry. Yikes! How scary is that?!
🙂 you can do it!
Thank you for the lovely pattern. One question remains, however, has dear old Mac got a pair? Maybe some little booties. (he would be mortified) Thanks again
I’m thinking about little arm warmers for him like Casapinka did for her cat. I don’t think he’ll be a fan…
This is a great pattern, and very well written! Very kind of you to share it – thank you!
You are welcome! If you make a pair I would love the feedback on the pattern. 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing your pattern:)
You are welcome!!
A lovely gesture
Thank you for sharing your pattern, I can’t wait to knit the mitts!
I can’t wait to see them! 🙂
Thank you for the pattern! I have some yarn in mind for my first pair of these.
Watch out! They are fast and addictive. The pattern works perfectly for stripes (two rows each) and you can also change the cuff color, so they use up leftover fingering from the stash.
Thank you! I can’t wait to give these a try.
Thank you so much for the pattern for your mitts. How are you holding up in the cold and how is MacKenzie doing with his TMJ and meds?
You are so welcome! I’m wearing lots of layers of wool and I’m doing pretty well with the odd blue finger. 🙂 MacKenzie is doing better and is tolerating the meds okay. He is wolfing down kitten food and has started eating his wet food, but still wants some cookies.
Oooh…these look like a quick knit, well done. Thanks for sharing.
These are lovely – I was just thinking today that I needed to make something like this for when I’m knitting in the car during winter – must give them a try!
I hope they work for you!