Happy Mitts by Kitty Adventures

Happy Mitts

June 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 7.5 rows = 1 inch
in stranded stockinette in chart pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
one size (6-7 inch wrist)
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Terms Used

  • K- knit
  • P- purl
  • K1fb- knit one through front and back loops to make one (increase st)
  • K2tog- knit two sts together like they are one st (decrease st)
  • Chart- this PDF file uses a colorwork chart


These mitts came about in an effort to cheer myself about three miscarriages and a lot of struggle with infertility. They are my happiness mitts, and they have brought a lot of sunshine to my hands and my life.

I used a 3.5mm knitting needle and sport weight yarn. (I realize the yarn I used says it is not sport weight. It is.) My gauge when knitting the colorwork portion in the round was 7 sts by 7.5 sts an inch. My gloves measured (laying flat) 3.75 inches across the wrist (for colorwork portion) by 10 inches from tip to cuff. I have a 6 inch wrist. If you meet gauge these gloves will fit from a 6-7 inch wrist. Go up or down a needle size to change gauge and fit different hands.

There is a video tutorial that shows complicated steps on my YouTube channel. You will have access with purchase.

You will need:

  • 300 yards of sport weight yarn (in two colors)
  • Size 3.5mm double pointed knitting needles or magic loop needle.
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
  • A hand to put the finished item on.