Novemberist Mitts by Vanessa Smith

Novemberist Mitts

January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded color work, in the round, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
187 yards (171 m)
One Size [Women's Medium] / 3¾” (9.5 cm) wide, 8¼” (21 cm) tall [7½” (19 cm) circumference around knuckles] when laid flat
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The Novemberist mitts are part of a hat and mitt set dreamed up during an especially memorable November. Made in two high-contrast colorways, these fingerless mitts are doubly thick throughout with turned hems at each opening and a chevron stitch pattern achieved by stranded knitting—both features that make these mitts warmer than your average fingerless mitts!

Check out the matching Novemberist Hat. View the pattern teaser video!

One Size

Finished Measurements
3¾” (9.5 cm) wide, 8¼” (21 cm) tall 7½” (19 cm) circumference around knuckles when laid flat

Approximately 176 yards (161 meters) DK weight yarn:

  • 86 yards (79 meters) main color
  • 90 yards (82 meters) contrasting color

Needles & Hooks

  • US 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles OR appropriate needle(s) for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the round
  • Spare US 6 (4 mm) or no more than 2 sizes smaller circular needle, 16” (40 cm) or longer
  • Size G (4 mm) crochet hook (for provisional cast on)

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.


Stockinette Stitch: 20 sts and 32 rnds = 4” (10 cm), in the round, after blocking

Stranded Colorwork: 28 sts and 26 rnds = 4” (10 cm), in the round, after blocking


  • (1) Stitch marker for beginning of round (optional)

  • (1) Locking or split-ring stitch marker

  • Waste yarn (in a third, contrasting color; smooth; and no thicker than working yarn)

  • Tapestry needle