Simple Simon's Mitts by Lisa Krack

Simple Simon's Mitts

August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 164 yards (137 - 150 m)
one size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These mitts were designed with the beginner in mind - they are worked flat, and then seamed. The thumb is basically a strategically placed hole. Therefore, there is no need to know how to knit in the round. Also, they work up fast - making them great gift projects for any level of knitter.

The plain mitt is great for beginners, but don’t be afraid to try the one with pizazz - the “pizazz” is an 11 stitch patterned panel that is worked between two stitch markers.

There are a lot of notes, some advanced knitters may find the notes to be “common knowledge” but I include them to assist the beginner and to make the pattern directions/steps short and easy to follow.

Pattern is only written for one size. Finished mitt (when folded and seamed) measures approx. 2.75” wide at cuff, 4” at widest point of thumb; and 7” tall. It has negative ease, meaning, it expands to fit. (Note: my hand measures approx. 3.25” across the palm.). You may increase the size a bit by using larger needles and/ or heavier weight yarn. Using smaller needles will decrease the size a smidge too.

One ball of Claddagh makes 3 mitts (1.5 pair)!