Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Baby mittens

A needed mittens so I made some from the same yarn as his djevellue. I just love how they striped!

Size: 3-9 months
Yarn: Thickish fingering yarn, 65 meters/70 yards
Gauge: 32 sts/10 cm (4”)
Needles: 3 mm (US 2,5) needles or size to get gauge

Cuff: CO 32 sts (I use long-tail CO) join for knitting in the round. Rib k1, p1 for 4 cm/1,5”, 13 rounds.
Hand: Switch to stocking st. Increase 8 sts evenly on the first round (k1bf, k3 around), 40 sts. When hand measures 8 cm/3,25”, 30 rounds after increase round, decrease for top:
Round 1: k2, k2tog around, 30 sts
Round 2: knit
Round 3: k1, k2tog around, 20 sts
Round 4: knit
Round 5: k2tog around, 10 sts
Round 6: knit
Round 7: k2tog around, 5 sts

Cut yarn and thread through the remaining sts, weave in ends. Make another mitten. Make an i-cord or crochet chain about 67 cm/27” long and sew one mitten to each end. Thread through sleeves to avoid loosing mittens.


  1. Cute! I will have to add those to my "baby knits" repertoire!

  2. thanks for the pattern, my nephew has just grown out of his new born mitts, just made the first mitt and its perfect size for him, on to do the 2nd one now.

  3. Glad you like the pattern :-)

  4. I've just cast these on today for a baby expected tomorrow. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  5. what is k1fb

  6. k1fb = knit into the front of the next stitch (i. e. a normal knit stitch), do not drop it off the needle, knit into the back loop of the same stitch, drop it off the needle. One stitch increased.

  7. Malin, I'm useless with circular needles, but I love the look of your mittens. Do you think your pattern can be adapted to knit on straight needles? They would have a seam...

  8. Bridget: Just ignore the instruction to join for working in the round and knit back and forth instead, you should be fine. You may want to add one or two stitches for seam allowance though.

  9. I made these for my baby daughter last winter and they were brilliant. I just lost them yesterday while we were out Christmas shopping so I'm getting ready to cast on for another pair. Great pattern, thanks for sharing!

  10. Nancy: Glad you like the pattern! I'm sorry you lost your daughters mittens but at least they are fast to make.

  11. Thanks for a great pattern.

  12. My little one NEEDS mittens.... quickly, and I just found your pattern. Looks super easy and I love the attached cord. Brilliant! Thank you!

  13. I'm new to knitting and love these...
    Are these knit on circulars? what length..12. 16, 24


  14. I am making these as a gift and have no size reference. How wide should the cuff be and how wide the hand part. You gave the length for these parts but mine is turning out to wide. Thanks!