Heartnut Mitts by Knox Mountain Knit Co.

Heartnut Mitts

February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
80 - 140 yards (73 - 128 m)
child (adult S/M, adult L/XL)
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The Gellatly Nut Farm, located on the west side of Okanagan Lake, is one of the oldest working nut farms in Canada. The farm is home to over 800 nut trees and shrubs, including the beloved heartnut, named for its production of a nut that looks, both inside and out, like a heart.

These mitts are knit bottom up, with an all-around heartnut inspired cable. Pattern includes options for three sizes.


Yarn/Yardage: DK/light worsted weight yarn—approx. 80–140y (35–60g), depending on size and style knit.

Sample: shown in Polkadot Sheep Stumptown DK (100% merino; plied; 231y/100g), using Tally Lake (adult S/M).

Needles: 3.5mm (US 4) and 4mm (US 6) needles in preferred style for working in the round, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: stitch markers, stitch holder or waste yarn, darning needle.


25 st over 4” / 10cm in pattern and stockinette stitch, with larger needles, after blocking.

A different gauge will affect finished measurements and yardage requirements.


child (adult S/M, adult L/XL)

To fit hand circ.: 6 (7, 8)” / 15 (17.5, 20)cm.


5½ (6½, 7½)” / 14 (16.5, 19)cm around by 6½ (7, 7½)” / 16 (17.5, 19)cm long.

All measurements taken after blocking.

Love this design? Check out the coordinating hat and cowl!

This pattern has been test knit. Tech Edited by EmilyTechEdits.