Firstfall Convertible Mitts by Wendy Poush

Firstfall Convertible Mitts

January 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
220 yards (201 m)
one size
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Firstfall is a cabled convertible mitt with a simple gusset thumb knit in the round. The need for flip-tops secured with a button or Velcro is done away with by using flaps which are joined to the hand and thumb on three sides. The cable panel is reversible, so the cable looks lovely whether worn as a mitt or a mitten.

Yarn: You will need approximately 220 yards of a worsted- or aran-weight wool that cables well in a solid or semisolid colorway for best results. A yarn with some stretch and give will be easiest to work with. (Pictured: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Sapphire Green – aran, 1 skein / 100g / 216 yards, 100% merino)


  • 5 US size 5 dpns, or 4 dpns and a cable needle
  • 2 stitch markers
  • stitch holder or waste yarn
  • tapestry needle

Finished Measurements: Wrist circumference is 7” flat, 8” stretched. Circumference may be adjusted by adding or subtracting equal numbers of stitches from the palm side and the garter-stitch sections of the cable.

Length from cuff to top (flap down) is 9.5”. Length of hand flap is 3”. Length may be adjusted to accommodate longer or shorter fingers by adding or subtracting equal numbers of rows from the hand and hand flap portions.

Firstfall is the pattern for Week Three of the Pattern a Week project at Running Jack Knits.