Autumnal Mitts – Free Pattern!

Autumnal Mitts

Simple wrist warmers for those not quite winter days, depending on yarn used of course!

Yarn: DK yarn, 130yards / 40grams (I used Sirdar Calico, 60% cotton, 40% acrylic – 158m / 172 yds per 50g skein
Needles: 4mm circular needle long enough for magic loop, suggested 32”
Notions: stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle

Stitch Pattern – Needle 1 = N1 / Needle 2 = N2On every row, N2 (needle 2) is worked in plain knit unless specified


Row 1: N1 – k2, p1, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, p2, yo, k1, ssk, k3, p1, k2
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: N1 – k2, p1, k6, p2, k6, p1, k2
Row 3: N1 – k2, p1, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k2, p1, k2
Row 5: N1 – k2, p1, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, p2, k2, yo, k1, ssk, k1, p1, k2
Row 7: N1 – k2, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2



START HERE FOR BOTH MITTS –
Cast on 40 stitches, 20 stitches on each needle. Join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. You could place a marker to indicate the beginning of the round if you wish.

  • Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 10 rounds
  • Knit one round plain to set up for the pattern
  • Work rows 1-8 of the stitch pattern a total of three times. (If you wanted a longer arm length, then this would be the time to do another round or two.)

Thumb Gusset – We will be maintaining the pattern on needle one whilst introducing the thumb gusset on the second needle.

LEFT HAND
Row 1: N1 – k2, p1, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, p2, yo, k1, ssk, k3, p1, k2
N2 – Knit till three stitches remain – pm, m1, k2, m1, pm, k1
Continue working in pattern, whilst increasing on N2 between the markers for the gusset on rows 1, 3, 5, 7 by knitting up to the first marker – slip marker, m1, k to next marker, m1, slip marker, knit last stitch

RIGHT HAND
Row 1: N1 – k2, p1, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, p2, yo, k1, ssk, k3, p1, k2
N2 – K1, pm, m1, k2, m1, pm, knit to end

Continue working in pattern, whilst increasing on N2 between the markers for the gusset on rows 1, 3, 5, 7 by knitting up to the first marker – slip, m1, k to next marker, m1, slip, knit remaining stitches

Continue until there are 18 stitches between the markers – this should be achieved after finishing a row 7.  On next row (row 8), work in pattern to first marker, take off marker, transfer the 18 thumb stitches onto waste

holding yarn as we will work on these later, remove second marker, cast on two stitches to cover the gap then knit the remaining stitches.

Carry on with pattern on N1, plain stockinette on N2, working two full pattern repeats (or more if desired).

Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 6 rounds (or desired length)

Bind off loosely

Thumb
Place all thumb stitches onto needle (or DPNs if preferred, I use magic loop for everything).

  • Work 5 rows in knit (for a shorter thumb, you may only want to do 2 rows)
  • Then work in K1, P1 ribbing for 6 rounds

Bind off loosely

Repeat for second mitt. Sew up the gap between the thumb and the hand and weave in any loose ends.

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My New Mitts!

My latest mitts, ‘Autumnal Mitts’ which is available as a free download, currently available on Ravelry -http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/autumnal-mitts

I will upload the pattern here shortly!