This easy mittens knitting pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit in the round using the magic loop technique.
I wanted to share with you an easy mitts pattern, that you can make in around 3 hours.
The mittens are perfect for the colder weather, as they have been knit with super bulky yarn (06), in one of my favourite colours – fisherman (Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick).
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The mittens are easy to make, with beginner knitters in mind.
Using knit and purl stitches, you will create ribbing, for the cuff, learn to knit in the round and it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.
This pair of mittens will be super cosy to wear in the cold weather.
Super Chunky Knit Mittens
I made the mittens using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn in fisherman (yarn weight – super bulky 06).
I knit them on size 10 mm (US 15) 16″ circular needles, so there was no seaming involved, just a few loose ends to sew in at the end.
You could use 9″ circulars if you wish, as using the 16″ circulars means that you will have to use the magic loop technique.
If you are new to using circulars, once you get used to them, they soon become your favourites to work on.
The Knitting Basics
The mittens use basic knitting stitches – knit and purl, to create 1×1 ribbing for the cuffs of the mittens.
If you are a beginner it will also introduce you to shaping through simple decreases for the top of the mittens and for the thumb.
Free Mittens Knitting Pattern
The knitted mittens are awesome for cold winter days walking through the park and stopping off for a tea or hot chocolate at your favourite cafe.
Wherever you want to wear the mitts, they will be sure to keep you warm and toasty, protecting your hands from the cold winds and snow showers.
Snow Mountain Mittens
You may also be interested in this free knitting pattern for the snow mountain mittens – which is a similar design, using two yarns.
Inspired by a trip to Metsovo in Greece, with stunning snow-capped mountains, these mittens will keep you warm in the cold weather for sure!
Easy Mittens Knitting Pattern For Beginners
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Skill Level – Beginner
Skills you need to know:
The mittens knit up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to www.handylittleme.com in any listings. Thank you!
Size – Women’s medium
Finished measurements – laying flat and unstretched = 8 inches circumference / 10 inches length including the cuff.
Gauge – 8 sts and 8 rounds in 2 inches stockinette stitch.
- Approx = Approximately
- Beg = Begin(ning)
- CO – Cast on
- K = Knit
- K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
- M1 – Make one stitch
- P – Purl
- PM – Place marker
- Rem = Remaining
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd(s) = Round(s)
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
- 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Fisherman.
- Super bulky weight (06)– 106 yards.
- Yarn weight guide
- Set of 10.00mm (US 15) 9″ or 16″ circulars (*Please note if you use 16″ circulars you will have to use the magic loop technique).
- Stitch markers
- Stitch holder
- Darning needle
- Tape measure
- With 10mm (US 15) circular knitting needles, CO 18sts
- Pm and Join in the round – being careful not to twist sts.
- K1, P1 rib for 2″
- *K8, M1, K1* – rep from * to * one more time (2 sts increased).
- K 3 rounds.
- K9, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm, K10 (2 sts increased).
- K9, M1, K3, M1, K10
- K9, M1, K5, M1, K10
- K9, remove the marker and place 7sts onto a stitch holder.
- Remove the next marker.
- Co 1 st and K 10.
- Knit 12 rounds
- K2tog, K6, K2tog, K2tog, K6, K2tog
- *K2tog, K4, K2tog*, rep from * to *
- *K2tog, K2, K2tog*, rep from * to *
- Cut yarn and leave a long tail – about 8/9 inches, weave that tail through the rem sts and pull up tight at the top of the mitten.
- Secure and weave in any loose ends.
- Place the 7sts on the stitch holder onto the needles.
- Pick up and knit 1 st from the CO edge.
- Place a stitch marker under the picked-up stitch to mark the beg of the round.
- Knit 8 rounds.
- *K2tog* to end of the round.
- Cut a tail of yarn and weave through the rem sts and pull up tight to close.
- Secure and weave in any loose ends.
- Turn the mitten inside out and use the yarn from near the picked-up stitch to close the gap near to the base of the thumb.
- Weave in any other loose ends.
- Repeat the pattern for the second mitten.
Free Knitting Patterns
If you would like to make more knitted items for women, please take a look at the other patterns in the women’s knitting pattern library.
There are also many hat patterns for women, men, baby and kids in the hat pattern library.
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Happy Knitting! xoxo