must have classic design!
This timeless mittens design will work with every look. Make it your own and knit it with a colour of your choice! Mittens are knitted on double-pointed needles in the round starting from the ribbing towards the fingers. Knitted with premium natural yarn: alpaca + silk
get ready || before you start knitting
- length 27cm [10.5 in]
- palm circumference 18 cm [7 in]
10 cm (4 in) x 10 cm(4 in) 20 s x 24 r in stockinette stitch on 3.5 mm (US4) needles
- yarn: Yarn Undyed, 70% Baby Alpaca 30% Silk Yarn, Aran weight, 100g/166m, total yardage needed: 50g
- knitting needles:
- double pointed needles 3,5mm (US 4)
- other accessories: 3 markers (preferably 1 in contrasting colour), an elastic thread, yarn holder eg a safety pin or a piece of yarn
let's knit || knitting pattern
About the mittens construction
Mittens are knitted on the double-pointed needles 3.5mm (US4) needles in the round. You start knitting it from the ribbing using the knit and purl through the back loop stitches. Then you change to the stockinette stitch to knit the palm and the thumb. Thumb is shaped by adding stitches using M1R & M1L techniques. Eventually work is split between palm stitches and the thumb stitches. While thumb stitches are resting on the holder you continue knitting the ribbing around the fingers and bind off stitches. Then you pick up stitches around the thumb to knit a few extra rounds and bind off.
I recommend to knit on the double pointed needles but if you feel comfortable you can also knit it on the circular needles.
enjoy it! this design is all about the pure pleasure of knitting! 🙂