Snowdrift Mittens by Wool & Pine

Snowdrift Mittens

November 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette knit flat on US4 needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
170 - 240 yards (155 - 219 m)
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Be winter-ready in a fresh new pair of cozy handknit mitts. Introducing Snowdrift Mittens, a delightful new one-skein project by Wool & Pine.

With luscious cables you’ll simply love, these winter mittens are the perfect cold weather accessory to keep your hands warm and comfy. There are several sizes to choose from, and with only one skein of DK yarn necessary these practical mittens make the perfect gift for the knitworthy someone on your list.

Snowdrift Mittens - available in 3 sizes & knit in DK - features rich, cozy cables paired with a practical, comfy fit for a classic and timeless pair of mittens. A one-skein project, ideal for gifting, Snowdrift Mittens will keep hands warm with a traditional crafted style that never goes out of fashion.

Pattern includes both written and charted instructions and video tutorials to help you along the way.


Teen/adult small (adult medium, adult large)

A) Wrist circumference - stretchy: 4.5 (4.75, 5)“

B) Circumference around fingers: 7 (8, 9)“

C) Length (not including cuff): 6.5 (7.5, 8.75)“


Cosy Posy Yarn Co Swoon DK - 280yards/115g

80% SW merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon

170 (200, 240) yards - 155 (185, 220) meters

Construction Notes:

These mittens are worked in the round from the cuff up. Starting with a ribbed cuff, the mittens move into the lower hand area, working increases for the thumb across the palm, and gorgeous cables across the back of the hand. After splitting out the stitches for the thumb onto waste yarn, the cables continue up the back of the hand, ending with a charted decrease section for the fingers, which are then closed using the kitchener stitch. The thumb is worked last, also in the round, then the mittens are blocked and the cuff folded.

Techniques used: video tutorial included
Reading charts
Knitting cables
Knitting in the round
Kitchener stitch