Midwinter Stroll Mitts by Melissa Burke

Midwinter Stroll Mitts

September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
114 - 124 yards (104 - 113 m)
Mitts fit hand sizes approx 6.5, 7.25, 8”(16.5, 18.5, 20.5 cm) palm circumference. Finished, blocked circumference (unstretched, above thumb gusset) approx 6.25, 6.88, 7.25” (16, 17.5, 18.5 cm). Finished length approx 6.5, 7.25, 8" (16.5, 18.5, 20.5 cm).
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Sweetly simple, elegant and classic in style, Midwinter Stroll Mitts feature a twisted rib cuff with a trio of cables inset within the cuff. This textured pattern extends up the entire back of each mitt.

Though worked in a short length at the fingers and thumb for freedom of movement, they can easily be made longer for more coverage, if desired.

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error.


For your reference when picking a size to work, our model is wearing a size Medium. Her actual palm circumference is 7.5” (19 cm). These mitts are worked for a glove snug fit. If you desire a looser fit, you may want to work a larger size.


Mitts are worked in the round from the wrist up using mirrored cables and twisted stitches for added visual interest.


  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Knitting in the round
  • Increase and decrease stitches - M1L, M1R, k2tog, ssk
  • Knitting through the back loop
  • No cable needle 2 stitch cables

The pattern stitches are charted, but pattern includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.


A worsted weight yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. Some tonals will work, but highly variegated yarn will distract from the cable pattern.


Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
Stitch markers (3 per mitt)
Scrap (approx 6”/15 cm) of waste yarn


I recommend highlighting all numbers that pertain to the size you are working to assist you in following the pattern.