Witty's Trail Mitts by Andrea Rangel

Witty's Trail Mitts

March 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in broken rib
US 3 - 3.25 mm
95 - 150 yards (87 - 137 m)
toddler(child small, child medium, child large/ adult small) [adult medium, adult large, adult extra large]
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These mitts are for keeping warm during all kinds of exploration. They’re named after a park I love here in Victoria, Witty’s Lagoon, where you can walk a forest trail down to a wide beach that’s filled with birds and intertidal creatures. I designed them to suit adventurers of all ages and inclinations, so there are sizes from kid to grownup, along with two versions — a simple, classic look, and a more adorned textured one. Both versions are a quick, satisfying knit and they make great gifts!

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Sizes & Finished Dimensions
Sized for:
toddler(child small, child medium, child large/adult small) (adult medium, adult large, adult extra large)

Mitt Circumference:
5.5(6, 6.5, 7) (7.5, 8, 8.5) in/
14(15, 16.5, 18) (19, 20.5, 21.5) cm

Choose size close to or slightly smaller than actual hand circumference.

Sport or DK weight yarn:
95(105, 115, 125) (130, 140, 150) yards/
88(96, 104, 114) (120, 128, 136) metres

Samples shown in:
* Tolt Yarn & Wool Snoqualmie Valley DK (50% BFL wool, 50% Clun Forest wool; 280 yd/256 m per 100g skein)
Colour: Natural

  • Jill Draper Makes Stuff Mohonk (100% Cormo wool; 370 yd/338 m per 113g skein) Colour: Pine

  • Julie Asselin Journey Sport (80% Merino wool, 20% Targhee wool; 210 yd/192 m per 58g skein) Colour: Verge d’Or

  • Harrisville Nightshades (80% Cormo wool, 20% wool; 250 yd/229 m per 100g skein) Colour: Insomnia 2783

Blocked Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.

24 stitches/46 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in broken rib

Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

Set DPNs, long circular needle for magic loop, or two circular needles (preferred small- circumference knitting method):

Suggested Size: US 3/3.25 mm

stitch markers, including one unique for beginning of round, tapestry needle, scrap of waste yarn

I consider this pattern to be advanced beginner level knitting. It includes working in the round, working a knit/purl pattern from charted or written instructions (for the Textured Panel Mitts version), and shaping.