Young at Heart Mitts by Knitwise Design

Young at Heart Mitts

February 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
75 - 150 yards (69 - 137 m)
XS (S/M, M/L) to fit child (adult woman, adult man)
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The perfect gift-knit for someone you love - of any age! These fingerless mitts work up quickly in worsted weight wool. The slip stitch heart design centers perfectly on the back of the hand when worn and is worked using only one color at a time - a fun technique! (You can make your love a matching hat too with the Young at Heart Hat pattern.)

These mitts are worked from the cuff up and in the round. The pattern is designed for intermediate knitters who are comfortable using double pointed needles. While working the gusset there are three different things to keep track of at the same time, and I have included a shortcut row-by-row “cheat sheet” for that section to help you keep track. The heart motif is both charted and written out. The pattern is four pages long and has been test knit and professionally tech edited to be clear and free of errors.

Sizes: XS (S/M, M/L) to fit child (adult woman, adult man). Mitt sizing is not fussy and they can be worn with either positive or negative ease.

Finished Measurements:
Circumference: 6 (7 1/4, 8) in/ 15 (18.5, 20.5) cm.
Length (measured with edge curled): 6 1/4
(7 1/4, 8 1/2) in/ 16 (18.5, 21.5) cm.

20 sts and 28 rnds/ 4 in/ 10 cm over stockinette stitch in the rnd.

What You Need:

  • 3/4 (1, 1 1/2) oz/ 21 (28, 43) g, approximately 45 (60, 90) yds/ 41 (55, 83) m of worsted weight yarn in main color (MC)- the color of the ribbing and the heart.

  • 1/2 (3/4, 1) oz/ 14 (21, 28) g, approximately 30 (45, 60) yds/ 28 (41, 55) m of worsted weight yarn in contrasting color (CC). Samples shown used Paton’s Classic wool in color “Aran” and Plymouth Galway Worsted in color “True Red”.

  • one set of 4 dpns in size required to obtain gauge. I used US #5/ 3.75 mm. You may need a size or two above or below that.

  • one set of 4 dpns one US size smaller than size above. I used a US #4/ 3.5 mm

  • 3 different color stitch markers

  • scrap yarn to hold sts