Saturday, May 3, 2008

Wool-Ease Mittens

I present to you a simple, quick to knit pattern for your basic mittens. They are warm, hard wearing, and machine washable. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Women's Medium (Large)

Yarn: 1 Skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
Needles: 1 set #10 DPN
Notions: tapestry needle, stitch holder or scrap yarn

Make 2:
Cast on 22 (24)
Work in 1x1 Rib 12 rnds
K in St st 2 rnds
K1, M1, K1, M1, knit around
K1 round
K1, M1, K3, M1, knit around
K1 round
K1, M1, K5, M1, knit around
K1 round
K1, M1, K7, M1, knit around
K1 round
K1, M1, K9, M1, knit around
K1 round
K2, place next 8 st on holder, K around
K in St st 20 (22) rnds
K3, K2tog around
K2, K2tog around
K1, K2tog around
K2 tog around
Cut yarn, lace through remaining stitches, pull tight, tie off.
Pick up 8 st on holder
Pick up 1 (2) st on either end of previous 8 st
K in St st 12 (14) rnds
K2tog around
Cut yarn, lace tail through remaining loops, pull tight, tie off


Trish said...

Oh these look great! I've been looking for a quick pair of mittens. I think I'll work on them sometime "soon". Thanks for sharing the pattern! I also enjoyed the rest of your blog :)


~*~ Karen ~*~ said...

I love these! Don't you just love bulky mittens?! They're super fast to make up and oh so warm.

Q: To m1, do you think kfb would be ok? That's how Im going to do it, but I'm curious as to what you think works best with bulky yarn.

Thanks for sharing your pattern. I just had to fav it on rav :-D

Stephanie said...

Karen - I prefer the raised bar method of M1 for these mittens, but I *think* K1fb would be ok. Let me know how it works out!

C. said...

When you say "knit 3, k2tog around" -- am I knitting 3, then ktog, then knitting 3, then ktog to the end of the round, or am I knitting 3, then k2tog, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog, until I get to the end of the round?

Stephanie said...

To answer your questions you are going to want to K3, K2tog, K3, K2tog, etc. Sorry I wasn't more clear.

HeartFelt said...

Hi Stephanie,
I lost my favorite mitten pattern a while back and came across your.
I LOVE this pattern. It was easy to adjust, for my size and yarn.
I knitted a pair in Manos del Uraguay and LOVE them.
How can I send you a pic?

towtruck said...

I have never knitted with 4 needles before and I found this pattern so easy and they turned out perfect. I have made 8 pair so far. LOVE THIS PATTERN and thank you.


Sandra Reinecke said...

Been looking for a pattern to make mittens for my mom with the chunky yarn. These were PERFECT! Easy to follow pattern and worked up exceptionally fast. (A HUGE PLUS) Thanks SO much for your time and effort in making and posting this pattern. I'd be happy to send you a pic (if you're interested). :) Thanks again!!!

Cherie said...

Love this pattern. On the gusset it says K1, M1, K1, M1 knit around. Doe this mean I do the pattern stitch K1, M1, K1, M1 all the way around or do I do the K1,M1,K1,M1 and then knit all the way round? The same on the other lines on the gusset.

Also on the hand it says for the large to knit 22 rnds in St st. Does this mean I just knit around for 22 rounds?

This is one of my first projects on DPNs so sorry for all of the questions.



k2tog said...

Thank-you for sharing the pattern, I just finished my first one and am loving it! I will be sure to link your blog in my blog as soon as I finish the pair!

Anonymous said...

I am a beginner knitter and have been looking for a simple pattern for mittens. I love using the chunky yarns for a faster knit as my time to knit is very limited with little ones. Your pattern fit the bill perfectly and the children love their new mittens. Now if only Va would get some snow!!