I keep a pair in my coat pockets, a pair in my glove compartment, and a pair in my purse. Linen-Stitch Mittens Mittens Interrupted by Eunny Jang These pretty mittens are worked in linen stitch, which makes a warm, dense fabric. Knit across these sts, pick up 1 stitch from body of mitten, PM and join for working in the round.
I keep a pair in my coat pockets, a pair in my glove compartment, and a pair in my purse. Knitted mittens are a great project for all knitters, even beginners. You can start with a basic pattern and move on to more complicated designs as your skill progresses.
Mittens have been around for centuries. The oldest knitted mittens were discovered in Latvia, and archaeologists think they are around 10 centuries old! It makes sense that mittens were discovered in this cold northern part of the world. Mittens are also my go-to for knitted gifts. Download your free knitting patterns for mittens to find your perfect pair! Siena Mittens by Annie Watts Perfect for beginners, these simple mittens highlight a basic color-changing stripe pattern.
The hand portions of these mittens are simple, letting the star-studded ribbing shine. Use your color knitting skills to make this lovely knit mittens pattern. Mittens Interrupted by Eunny Jang These pretty mittens are worked in linen stitch, which makes a warm, dense fabric. Select two contrasting colors for a stunning look.
Choose a self-striping color of soft yarn, customizing the color for men or women. KFB is a special one that uses a stitch to make a stitch so you need to either use a different m1 method or factor that in.
Thanks so much for the wonderful step-by-step instructions AND photos to follow along. Now… wish me luck! Hi, I am making my first mitten ever. It begins with m1, k1, m1, PM , etc. How do you make 1 at the beginning of a round? I am at the thumb gusset I have done two rounds of knit on three needles.
How can you start a ml without knitting one stitch first? We do a make 1 by lifting the bar between 2 sts, so it would be the bar between the last st on the needle and the first st on the next needle. After the gusset the directions give 5 measurements to knit for the hand length.
I have knit over 61 years and made mitten sets. I always used something to mark the beginning row is brilliant. This was the perfect pattern for me to try as my first unsupervised knitting project. All the info I needed to learn the necessary skills. My personal preference for knitting socks, mittens, etc. No fussing around trying to find a pattern with the correct gauge, they are all here together!! This is confusing to me also. The directions do not state to PM at the beginning of the set up round.
You have a beginning of round marker placed at the very beginning of the mitten, after the cast on and then there is a place marker in the set up round for the gusset. This had me confused too. As she states in the beg comments.
I would really appreciate any pointers. Also, if I somehow manage to do the above, should I k2tog to join? Thanks so much for this pattern and for the tutorial. You have such a great website. Love the patterns and tutorials. I love your pattern! Can you clarify the decreases. Where does the round end and begin again? Hi Ellen — at the decrease set up round you will have a BOR marker and then you are placing a second marker, you are decreasing on either side of these 2 markers.
I love your pattern, thank you! Now I do, thanks to your clarification in the comment section. Thank you so much for this pattern and tutorial! Do you put the new stitch on the empty 4th needle or the needle the needle that originally had the thumb gusset? I just know two needle. Are there any mittens I can knit using two needles. They will open up a whole new world of knitting!
I must be misreading the pattern because no one else has had my problem! When I start to increase for the thumb gusset I am on track, but the pattern says to work rounds a total of 4 times, ending up with 11 stitches between the BOR and marker.
Hi Jude — you are working rounds a total of 4 times so you are adding 8 sts to the original 3 from the set up round. That makes for Never thought the day would come when I would actually knit my very own mitten—just finished ONE of two and am very impressed with how well I followed along with your awesome step by step photos and instructions.
Thank you so much, you have a new fan. Thank you for the wonderful step by step instructions, you have a new fan. I know this will sound like a silly question but I am a complete beginner! What length DPNs do you suggest I get? I am using chunky wool. I would like to get a length that I could use for other projects too if possible.
The way I read the pattern, once you finished the last round with thumb gusset increases, i put the thumb gusset on waste yarn. Which means the m1 stitches are the ones on the waste yarn. When I am ready to put those stitches back on the needle to finish the thumb, I always have a hard time getting them on. I am thinking of doing 1 more round of knitting before putting the gusset stitches on waste yarn to make it easier. Do you think that would work? Hi, I have a quick question about the slant of the increases for the thumb gusset.
Thanks and sorry if it is a silly question! Hi — not a silly question at all! Either way is fine, there is no right answer. I would suggest trying it both ways and seeing which way you prefer I prefer the left then right. My swatch is 18 stitches and 24 rows using a 4. I guess I knit loosely. Should I follow the directions for worsted or chunky? Thanks so much for the pattern! Hi Emily — I would swatch again on smaller needles. You want a bit of a tighter gauge for mittens than say, a sweater.
I am in the process of making these mittens and under decreases I am a little confused. I am using DK yarn and it states to K19 my size Place marker knit to end.
Great now Round 1 k1, ssk, knit to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1 twice. If I keep doing around I have one marker so I am only getting the decreases on one side, I am confused. Hi Irma — you have a BOR marker and a second marker, that makes 2 markers, a decrease on either side of each marker is 4 decreases.
Where do I have a BOR marker? So would the first stitch on the first needle be where the second BOR marker should be? You can, however, distribute your sts however you like, with the BOR in the middle of a needle etc. You can also you us a locking stitch marker placed in the first stitch so you know where your BOR is. Thanks for your quick response. My first and 3rd needle has 8 stitches each. My 2nd needle has 12 stitches.
So do I start the second decrease of found 1 right after that marker? Hi Carol — So you have 28 stitches, you are going to place your marker after 14 sts, then you will have your BOR marker at the beginning of the round. Your decreases come at either side of the hand. Okay, I take it back. I am hoping for a clarification for the decreases at the top of the mitten, The pattern states I should end up with four stitch decrease for each round, but I think I may be missing something.
Should there be another ssk at the end of the round? Just what I was looking for for quick holiday presents! Thank you so much. You have made learning to knit for me so much more enjoyable and easy. Do you have a similar one for thrummed mittens??
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