Mittens and gloves are next in the list of my favorites, socks being the first ones. Mittens are just like socks, except you wear them on your hands :). They are small enough to carry around and yet you can use intricate designs on them to keep your mind excited.
Just like socks have the challenge of a heel, mittens and gloves have the challenge of a thumb! How do we create a thumb opening or the thumb for that matter. In the next two postings, I am going to show you how to create the opening for the thumb and then how to create the thumb for the mittens.
For our pattern, I used my basic mitten pattern.
Yarn: Knit Picks Chroma, worsted (one of my favorite yarns!)
Notions: knitting tool, stitch holder, tapestry needle
Size: Adult women (small hands).
k=knit stitch or flat stitch
GBO=Gather Bind off
CO 32 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.
Rnd 1-14: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.
Rnd 15-33: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 34: Remove the first 7 sts to a stitch holder (see video). Cut yarn coming from the last peg, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join yarn to peg 8. K from peg 8 to the end of rnd.
Rnd 35: With yarn coming from the last peg (peg 32),CO 7 sts ( e-wrap the first 7 pegs (see video)), k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 36-72: k to the end of rnd.
Check back later in the week for how to do the thumb 🙂
Check out the video on creating the thumb opening.
10 thoughts on “Mittens, thumbs, oh dear!”
Thanks so much for all the videos, Isela. You rock!
Are these adult or child size?
Is this sock weight yarn or Chroma worsted weight?
Adult women, smallish hands, about 7.5 inches around the widest part of the hand.
This is a fanastic pattern, no sewing seams etc.
Would you please do the same pattern but in child’s size 5- 8 yrs.??
and for men??. How many stitches do you allow for a child’s mitten? How many for men? Please email the amount needed or the patterns.
Thank you B.
Re: Mittens, thumbs, oh dear!
Do you have this pattern in a child’s size?? 5- 8 yrs.
Thank you B.
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Did you do the whole mitten pattern in the Flat Stitch?? Thank you B.
I used the knit stitch. Flat stitch is too tight for me.
do you have a pattern using all different sizes and how may pegs we cast on
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