Octet Mitts by Meridith Shepherd

Octet Mitts

February 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Slipped Stitch Ribbing
US 8 - 5.0 mm
120 - 200 yards (110 - 183 m)
Small -- Medium and Medium -- Large, with three lengths
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We all have an occasional problem of using leftover yarn, or buying one special skein of yarn without a plan. The Octet Mitts are designed to solve this problem. Using stash or leftover yarn from the Octet Cowl, or other worsted weight projects, these mitts can be knit in varying lengths to suit your style or use the amount of yarn you have remaining.

This pattern includes details on how to get a free pattern from my self published collection of patterns, by simply creating a project page for your project and uploading photos of the finished mitts.


  • 1 skein or 120-200 yards of Malabrigo Rios or Malabrigo Worsted, or similar worsted weight yarn
  • US size 8 double pointed needles
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Cable Needle
  • Waste yarn or stitch holder

Finished Size
Adult Small: 7” circumference
Adult Large: 8” circumference
Three Lengths: 7”, 9” and 11”

23 sts and 16 rows equals 4” (10 cm) in slipped stitch ribbing

Skill Level
Intermediate. Requires cabling and optional chart reading.