Shall We Mitts Full and Fingerless - Worsted
This pattern is for a basic pair of mittens with a ribbed cuff, a thumb gusset, and a fitted, tapered hand. The mitts are knit at a firm gauge for maximum warmth.
The pattern was updated Dec 30, 2014 to include instructions for a fingerless mitt version in all the same sizes. Fingerless mitts use approximately 15% less yarn than full mitts.
Shown in worsted weight in purple in Lang Yak, you will need 1 (2, 2) balls. If knit in the widely available Cascade 220, you will need 1 (1, 1) skein.
Fingering weight yarns may also be used in the pattern, held double. The variegated mittens shown use Mirasol Hachito. If using doubled yarn, you will need 240 (300, 370) yds/ 220 (275, 340) m.
This pattern has been professionally tech edited by Kate Atherley at www.wisehildaknits.com and beautifully photographed by Gillian Martin at gillianlee.pixpawwebsites.com
My pattern is based on mittens I received every year as a child from a grandmother who had knitting on every horizontal surface in her house. I like to think that’s where I get it from.