Classic Mittens Pattern

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Classic Mittens: Use instructions as given.

Striped Mittens: Use same instructions, working 2 rounds or 2 rows of each of 2 or more colors.

Children’s Snowman Mittens: Use same instructions and embroider snowman with Angora on back.

Women’s Mittens may be trimmed with colored sequins and beads or as desired.

CHILDREN
ADULTS
Small
Medium
Large
Women's
Men's
 2-4 Yr 
 5-7 Yr 
 8-10 Yr 
 Medium 
 Medium 

MATERIALS: Fleisher’s or Bear Brand Twin-Pak Knitting Worsted; or Fleisher’s or Bear Brand Twin-Pak Win-Knit

ozs

2
2
2
2 ½
3
“Boye” Knitting Needles, 1 set Sock Needles, Size 4 for Four Needle Mittens: or 1 pair Size 4 for Two-Needle Mittens.

GAUGE: 6 sts = 1 inch; 9 rounds or rows = 1 inch

FOUR NEEDLE MITTENS
CUFF: Cast on and divide on 3 needles

sts

32
36
40
44
48
Join. Work k 2, p 2 ribbing for

ins

2 ½
2 ½
3
3
3 ½
decreasing in last round

sts

1
2
2
2
-
There will be

sts

31
34
38
42
48
Hand: K even for

rounds

3
3
3
4
4
First inc. round for thumb gore: Inc. 1 st in first st (first thumb st), k 1, inc. 1 st in next st (last thumb st), k to end of round

sts

33
36
40
44
50
K 2 rounds even.

2nd inc. round: Inc. 1 st in first st, k 3, inc. 1 st in next st, k to end

sts

35
38
42
46
52
Continue to inc. 1 st in first and in last thumb st every 3rd round

times

2
2
3
4
5
having 2 sts more between incs. after each inc. round

sts

39
42
48
54
62
K 2 rounds even. Slip to a strand of yarn the thumb

thumb sts

11
11
13
15
17
At end of last round, cast on

sts

2
2
2
3
3
There will be on needles

sts

3
33
37
42
48
Work even until measurement above cuff is

ins

4
4 ¾
5 ¼
6
6 ¾
or to desired length allowing for finishing

ins

½
¾
¾
1
1 ¼
decreasing in last round

sts

2
1
1
2
-
First dec. round: -K tog. every 3rd and 4th st

times

7
8
9
10
12
K even

rounds

1
2
2
3
4
2nd dec. round: K tog. every 2nd and 3rd st

times

7
8
9
10
12
K even

rounds

-
1
1
3
4
3rd dec. round: K 2 tog. in succession

times

7
8
9
10
12
Break off, leaving an end. Draw end tightly through all sts. Fasten off.
Thumb: Slip to 2 needles the

thumb sts

11
11
13
15
17
with a 3rd needle pick up and k on the cast-on sts

sts

2
2
2
3
3
There will be on 3 needles for thumb

sts

13
13
15
18
20
K around until thumb measures above cast-on sts

ins

1 ¼
1 ½
1 ¾
2
2 ½
decreasing in last round

sts

1
1
-
-
2
First dec. round: * K 1, k 2 tog.; repeat from *

times

3
3
4
5
5
K even

rounds

1
1
1
2
2
K 2 tog. in succession

times

4
4
5
6
6
Finish as for top of mitten. Make other mitten in same way. Steam.
TWO NEEDLE MITTENS
Right Mitten: Cuff: Cast on

sts

32
36
40
44
48
Work k 2, p 2 ribbing for

ins

2 ½
2 ½
3
3
3 ½
decreasing in last row

sts

1
2
2
2
-
There will be

sts

31
34
38
42
48
Hand: Beg. with k row, work stockinette as for

rows

4
4
4
-
-
First inc. row for thumb gore: right side: K

sts

15
17
19
21
24
inc. 1 st in next st (first thumb st), k 1, inc. 1 st in next st (last thumb st), k remaining

sts

13
14
16
18
21
Work even

rows

1
1
1
3
3
2nd inc. row: K

sts

15
17
19
21
24
inc. 1 st in next st, k 3, inc. 1 st in next st, k to end

sts

35
38
42
46
52
Continue to inc. 1 st in first and in last thumb st

every

2nd row
2nd row
2nd row
4th row
4th row
having 2 sts more between incs. after each inc. row

times

2
2
3
4
5
Work even (end with p row)

rows

3
3
5
1
1
on

sts

39
42
48
54
62
Dividing row: right side: K and place on holder for back of hand

sts

15
17
19
21
24
k for thumb

sts

11
11
13
15
17
place on holder for palm

sts

13
14
16
18
21
Thumb: Turn, p thumb sts, cast on loosely

sts

2
2
2
3
3
Continue stockinette st on

sts

13
13
15
18
20
until thumb measures above cast-on sts

ins

1 ¼
1 ½
1 ¾
2
2 ½
end with p row, decreasing across last row

sts

1
1
-
-
2
First dec. row: * K 1, k 2 tog.; repeat from *

times

3
3
4
5
5
P 1 row.

Next row: K 2 tog. in succession

times

4
4
5
6
6
Break off, leaving an end. Draw end tightly through all sts. Fasten securely. Sew thumb seam. Take up sts of back of hand,
join yarn in last st, pick up and k

sts

2
2
2
3
3
on cast-on thumb sts, take up and k sts of palm, having

sts

30
33
37
42
48
Work even until measurement above cuff is

ins

4
5
5 ½
6
7
or to desired length allowing for finishing

ins

½
½
½
1
1
end with p row, decreasing in last row

sts

2
1
1
2
-
First dec. row: K tog. every 3rd and 4th st

times

7
8
9
10
12
Work even

rows

1
1
1
3
3
2nd dec. row: K tog. every 2nd and 3rd st

times

7
8
9
10
12
Work even

rows

1
1
1
3
3
3rd dec. row: K 2 tog. in succession

times

7
8
9
10
12
Finish as for thumb. Sew side seam.
LEFT MITTEN: Work same as right mitten to first inc. row

sts

31
34
38
42
48
First inc. row for thumb gore: right side: K for palm

sts

13
14
16
18
21
inc. 1 st in next st (first palm st), k 1, inc. 1 st in next st (last thumb st); k for back of hand

sts

15
17
19
21
24
Continue to correspond to right mitten to dividing row, end with p row.
Dividing row: K sts of palm and place on holder, k next

sts

11
11
13
15
17
of thumb, place on holder for back of hand remaining

sts

15
17
19
21
24
Cast on loosely

sts

2
2
2
3
3
P thumb sts

sts

13
13
15
18
20
Finish to correspond to right mitten. Steam.

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Women's Norwegian Mittens
Women's Open Palm Mittens
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Women's Lace Gloves
Women's Angora Gloves
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Women's Plaid Gloves
Women's Long Gloves
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Children's Two-Needle Mittens
Children's Two Needle Cable Mittens
Children's Safety Mittens
Children's Norwegian Mittens

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