Tip Down Mittens by Adrian Bizilia

Tip Down Mittens

This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Turn 4 oz. of your favorite spinning fiber into these simple yet effective mittens. Knit-to-fit from the top down in a range of yarn weights, the size is completely up to you. Don’t forget that some fibers wear better than others. If you’re working with a finer fiber, knitting at a tighter gauge will help your mittens last.


  • 4 oz. handspun 2-ply yarn, DK up to Aran weight
  • needles to create a firm fabric with your yarn– either dpns, one long circular, or two circulars
  • measuring tape, stitch markers (2 different), waste yarn for holding stitches, and tapestry needle

If you’re unfamiliar with the figure-8 cast-on, I have an illustrated tutorial on my blog.