Chestnut Mittens by Knox Mountain Knit Co.

Chestnut Mittens

November 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
75 - 150 yards (69 - 137 m)
child/small (medium, large)
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The Gellatly Nut farm, located on the Westside of Okanagan Lake, is one of the oldest working nut farms in Canada. Started in the early 1900s by brothers Jack and David Gellatly, the farm soon became the hub of nut growing and breeding in North America. Today, the farm is home to over 800 nut trees and shrubs, including the beloved chestnut.

These reversible, unisex mittens are knit bottom-up, with an all around nut-inspired texture. The pattern includes options for full or fingerless mittens, and three sizes.


45-80g (75-150y) worsted weight yarn, depending on size and style knit.

Full mittens shown in The Plucky Knitter Bello Worsted (200y/105g), using 75g (143y) En Garde, size medium.

Fingerless mittens shown in The Plucky Knitter Bello Worsted (200y/105g), using 60g (115y) Grumpy Old Sailor, size medium.

Child mittens shown in The Plucky Knitter Bello Worsted (200y/105g), using 45g (86y) Cantina.

3.25mm (US 5) and 3.75mm (US 7) needles for preferred method of working in the round, or size needed to get gauge, stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holder, darning needle


19 st / 4” in stockinette and 21 st / 4” in pattern, with larger needles, after blocking

(A different gauge will affect finished measurements and yardage requirements.)


child/small (medium, large)

to fit hand circumference: 6 (7½, 9)”

4½ (6, 7½)” around by 8 (10, 12)” long, after blocking

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