Portlander Mitts by Shellie Anderson

Portlander Mitts

Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
270 - 300 yards (247 - 274 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

by Shellie Anderson


I wanted to design a light weight fingerless mitt that would be a good transition piece to wear on those days that aren’t too cold but have a bit of a chill in the air. For the traditionalists, this pattern makes a great full mitten as well. Instructions are included for both versions.

The pattern design comes from a Japanese stitch dictionary. I started designing and working on the mitts here in Portland, Oregon, and they were completed just outside of Portland, Maine, this last September when I attended a knitting retreat on an island off the coast of Maine.


“Repeat Gusset rounds 2 and 3 7(8) more times.”

Should read: Repeat Gusset rounds 2 and 3 6(7) more times.