Morristown Mitts by Cathy Thompson

Morristown Mitts

December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
in 2x2 Ribbing
US 4 - 3.5 mm
135 - 150 yards (123 - 137 m)
One Size Fits Most
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I found a lovely skein of Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted in my LYS’ sales bin and wanted to make a simple pair of ribbed mitts. I looked through the pattern database and didn’t find any patterns to my liking, so I created this pattern. The pattern is a quick knit and good for last minute gifts.
The mitts are knit in a simple 2x2 ribbing (including the thumb) so they have a great deal of stretch and will fit most hands.
You will need one skein of DK or light worsted weight yarn for these mitts. Look for a wool yarn with about 220 to 260 yards per 100 grams. Small differences in gauge will not substantially affect the fit of these mitts.
In addition to yarn, you will need knitting needles to knit in the round. I used 2 circulars for these mitts, but the pattern does not depend on this and you may choose the circular method of your choice. You will also need markers and a tapestry needle.
Techniques Used

<li>2x2 rib
<li>knitting in the round
<li>M1R, M1L and M1P
<li>picking up stitches
<li>German twisted cast on
<li>Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off

Helpful References

  • German twisted cast on

  • M1P (Purl side M1's)

  • Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off