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Snow Mountain Mittens Pattern

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This snow mountain mittens pattern will knit up quickly and the finished mitts will definitely keep your hands warm in the snow!

The perfect pair of mittens to make for yourself or a family member.

I wanted to share with you an easy mittens pattern, that you can make in around 2 hours and is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit in the round using the magic loop technique.

Scroll down for the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.

woman wearing chunky knit mittens in the snow

An Easy Mittens Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog, and knitting in the round.

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Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

You will also work with two colors of yarn.

If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here.

Snow mountain mittens

The yarns I used for the mittens…

I made the mittens using a super bulky weight  (06) yarn – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Fisherman and Graphite.

This was knit up quite quickly and used less than one skein of yarn from each color.

Any super bulky weight yarn 06 will be okay to use for this pattern.

snow tipped knitted mittens

The Mittens Are Knit With The Stranded Knitting Technique

For this pattern you will complete some simple stranded knitting, to create the snowy tip of the mittens.

Fair Isle knitting, which is also known more accurately as stranded knitting, is a technique for working two (or more) colors of yarn in the same row.

The color changes in Fair Isle are close together, as this allows you to simply carry the yarn you aren’t knitting with across the back of the piece as you go.

You will pick up each strand as you need it and this leaves a strand of yarn on the inside of the work.

Stranded knitting is often worked in the round, and it’s even easier to do that way than flat.

knitted snow mountain mittens

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

super bulky knit mittens lying in the snow

Snow Mountain Mittens Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

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Notes

The mittens knit up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

There is a video tutorial to help you to knit the thumb of a mitten over on my YouTube channel here.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

Women’s medium

Finished measurements – laying flat and unstretched = 8 inches circumference / 10 inches long including the cuff.

Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4in/10cm in Stockinette stitch

The Supplies You Need…

Yarn

Needles

Notions

super bulky knit snow capped mountain mitens

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • PM Place marker
  • M1 = Make 1 stitch
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • SM – Slip markers
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)

Mittens Pattern

Yarn A – Main Colour – MC – Graphite
Yarn B – Contrasting Colour – CC – Fisherman

The Cuff

  • CO 18 sts in Yarn A
  • PM and join in the round – being careful not to twist the sts.
  • K1, P1 – 1×1 ribbing every round for 2″
  • Next round – *K8, M1, K1* – rep from * to * once more time (2 sts increased = 20 sts)).
  • K 3 rounds.

Thumb

  • K9, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm, K10. (2 sts increased = 22 sts)
  • Knit to the end of the round (slipping markers).
  • K9, SM, M1, K3, M1, SM, K10. (2 sts increased = 24 sts)
  • Knit to the end of the round (slipping markers).
  • K9, SM, M1, K5, M1, SM, K10. (2 sts increased = 26 sts)
  • Knit to the end of the round (slipping markers).
  • K9, remove the marker and place 7 sts onto a stitch holder.
  • Remove the next marker.
  • Co 1 st and K 10. (20 sts)

Body

  • Knit 6 rounds in Yarn A.
  • CO 1 st – Then *K2 Yarn A, K1 Yarn B* – rep from * to * to the end of the round. (21 sts)
  • Knit 1 round in Yarn A.
  • *K1 Yarn B, K2 Yarn A* – rep from * to * to the end of the round.
  • Knit 1 round in Yarn B.
  • *K2 Yarn B, K1 Yarn A* – rep from * to * to the end of the round.
  • Knit 1 round in Yarn B.
  • *Continue the decreases in Yarn B*
    Decrease
  • K2tog, K6, K2tog, K2tog, K6, K2tog. (17 sts)
  • *K2tog, K4, K2tog*, rep from * to *. (13 sts)
  • *K2tog, K2, K2tog*, rep from * to *. (9 sts)
  • 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.

Thumb

  • Using Yarn A – Place the 7 sts on the stitch holder onto the needles.
  • Pick up and knit 1 st from the CO edge. (8 sts)
  • Place a stitch marker under the picked-up stitch to mark the beg of the round.
  • Knit 8 rounds.
  • Decrease – *K2tog* to the end of the round. (4 sts)
  • Cut a tail of yarn and weave through the rem sts and pull up tight to close.
  • Secure and weave in any loose ends.

Finishing

  • Turn the mitten inside out and use the yarn from near the picked-up stitch to close the gap near the base of the thumb.
  • Weave in any other loose ends.
  • Repeat the pattern for the second mitten.
Free snow mittens knitting pattern

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Happy Knitting!

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