Mittens with a Flap by PJ Allen
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Mittens with a Flap

Knitting
February 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
Woman's Medium
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These are a very loose adaptation of a generic mitten pattern, knitted more tightly than I generally found in the patterns I was perusing online. I added the flaps, because I like mittens with flaps! If you don’t want to do a gauge swatch, it’s fine by me…just try the things on as you go, and take notes as you knit (so the second one will match!).

February 12, 2018 - I have returned to my own pattern, and find myself making the same adjustments time and again, so I am going to pop these notes here for now, until I can properly update the pattern…
Here is another alternative to shaping/closing the flap/top of your mittens (one I have been using lately on my own flaps, as it lengthens the mitten, and gives it a bit more of a naturally rounded shape):
Starting after round 22 (in worsted weight, adjust your numbers for DK)…
(k1, ssk, k14, k2tog, k1)x2
Knit one round plain (36 sts total).
(k1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1)x2
Knit one round plain (30 sts total).
(k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k1)x2
Knit one round plain (24 sts total).
(k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1)x2
Knit one round plain (18 sts total).
(k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1)x2
Knit one round plain (12 sts total).
(k1, ssk, k2tog, k1)x2
Knit one round plain (8 sts total).
Graft or close like a hat.

In December 2011, I added instructions for DK weight yarn. The green mitts are knit with the Snowflake Wool Blend, but any DK weight yarn will work! If you saved the pattern to your library before December 2011, please download the updated version to get these edits!

If you like your flap-mittens to be “thumbless,” don’t knit the thumb when you get there. Instead, do a a few rows of ribbing, and bind off. I promise not to turn you in to the knitting police…in fact I will gladly harbor you if they are trying to run you in! :)

Have fun, and Knit in Good Health!