Shall We Mitts Full and Fingerless - Worsted by Lynne Sosnowski

Shall We Mitts Full and Fingerless - Worsted

December 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
120 - 185 yards (110 - 169 m)
S (M, L) or 7 (8, 9) in/18 (20.5, 23) cm measured around the hand
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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 includes 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 and beautifully photographed.

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.

New September 2017
I made a fun gradient version (see the purple & blue photo) using three colours of fingering weight yarns (I used Koigu) and updated the pattern to include instructions for you to make your own!

Coming soon
Mittens are a great place to play with colour and fabric. Shibui yarns offers the opportunity to play with building your own fabric by combining strands of their fine yarn bases - see the purple/pink mitts second from bottom - so soft and cosy, made with Shibui Cima and Silk Cloud. Instructions will be included in the next pattern update on which bases to use, and how to construct a subtle gradient halo.