Catbat Mitts by Simone Urban

Catbat Mitts

December 2020
both are used in this pattern
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Colourwork chart
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
To fit hand /7-8in circumference
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Just a simple textured graphic pattern? Or a motif featuring tiny white flowers? Or a flock of bats? Or a gathering of grumpy cats?
Whatever you see in the colourwork pattern, these cosy mitts will keep your hands warm in cold weather months.

The fingerless gloves are cast on, and a cuff is worked in a 2x2 rib pattern.
After increasing stitches and beginning to work from colourwork charts, a placeholder of waste yarn is inserted into the fabric of the palm for the afterthought thumb.
The charts are completed, and the hand is finished with two short rows. Each of the four fingers and the thumb are worked seperately in stockinette stitch.


  • Rowan Felted Tweed (50% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Viscose; 175m / 191yds per 50g ball): 172 Ancient (1 x 50g ball)
  • Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift (100% Wool; 105m / 115yds per 25g ball): 104 Natural white (1 x 25g ball)

Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Gauge-size double-pointed needles for working fingers
Long gauge-size circular needle for holding finger stitches
Waste yarn (for thumb placement)
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

German Short Rows