Serenity Mitts by Lauren Rad

Serenity Mitts

April 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, in the round and blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
180 - 240 yards (165 - 219 m)
S, M, L - Finished mitt circumference 7 (7.5, 8) inches /18 (19, 20.5) cm
low vision format available
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This pattern includes a second PDF version that is formatted for knitters with low vision. It has black text, size 22 or larger text in a sans serif font, no italics, no columns, and fully-written directions. The chart is still included but is not needed to work the pattern. Many thanks to Gemma Thompson (gemmabelle here on Rav) and the Accessible Patterns group for their guidance in formatting patterns in a more accessible way.

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Ever since I started knitting, it has been a significant source of stress relief for me. A few minutes of stitching, especially on a simple pattern, can do wonders for helping me calm down and think more clearly.

That’s why I’ve named these mitts the Serenity Mitts. They’re a simple pattern meant to be relatively mindless, so you can relax into the stitches without having to think too much about them. The two columns of purls and slipped stitches running up the middle are just enough to break up the rounds without making anything feel either tedious or overwhelming.

S, M, L

Finished mitt circumference 7 (7.5, 8) inches /18 (19, 20.5) cm

Main color: fingering weight yarn, 150 (170, 190) yds / 138 (156, 174) m

Contrast color: fingering weight yarn, 30 (40, 50) yds / 28 (37, 46) m

4” (10 cm) square = 32 stitches x 40 rows in stockinette

One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle size: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

Three stitch markers
Two pieces of waste yarn for holding thumb stitches
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Techniques: knitting in the round, increases