Lindsay's Perfect Mitts by Cynthia Spencer

Lindsay's Perfect Mitts

January 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 yards (183 m)
small, medium, large
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Lindsay told me one day that she was desperate. She wanted simple, fingerless mitts that were ribbed the whole way and that had a separate thumb gusset. Although they were probably out there—somewhere!—she could not find any.

I told her I loved the idea and would design them.

When she made the first pair, she proclaimed them perfect. I had to admit that she had come up with a wonderful suggestion. Try them. I bet you will agree.

Because of the ribbing, this pattern works for yarn that is sport weight, DK weight, or light-worsted weight.

Skills taught in this pattern:

  • How to make a thumb gusset
  • How to pick up stitches
  • How to do a make-one

Really Clear Skill Rating:
Level 2: You’re becoming fairly independent with knitting. You are comfortable with knitting, purling, and perhaps a few basic stitch patterns. You might need an explanation for a technique here and there rather than having the entire pattern being step-by-step.

4-page pattern