Felted Oven Mitt in one skein by Sandra Penny

Felted Oven Mitt in one skein

by Sandra Penny
November 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
2.7 stitches and 2 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 13 - 9.0 mm
215 - 220 yards (197 - 201 m)
one size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Update: There’s a small typo in the pattern. Step 6 of the thumb instructions should read:

k2tog, k11, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k11, k2tog

Thanks to AKarchivist and royalredneck for pointing it out!

I wanted a quick-and-easy gift to use as Christmas presents, and I wasn’t very happy with the selection of free patterns on Ravelry. So, I made my own pattern.

This is a universal righty/lefty mitt, so the thumb is in the middle of the mitt. Holding two strands together for the whole pattern means that the the knitting goes by quickly. This pattern uses almost exactly one skein of Cascade 220 yarn (I have ~5 yards left); I’m a pretty loose knitter, so all but the loosest of knitters should have enough yarn. But, if you’re nervous about running out then I’d suggest leaving out a couple of rows before you start the thumb. The way that the thumb attaches to the rest of the mitt may be unfamilar to new knitters, but I’ve tried to help out with pictures where I could.

The mitt is wider than it really needs to be, but I kinda like it that way. I did this so that I could use my 16” circular needles for everything except the very top.

Note: Gauge listed above is my pre-felting gauge. Anything reasonably approximating that gauge will be adequate.