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Cute warm mittens
I knit a lot of mittens for homeless kids and adults. These mittens fit average-size adult hand.

Posted by Essence from Cleveland, Ohio, United States • Published See Essence's 57 projects »
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  • How to make mittens. Berry  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using US 6 dpn cast on 36 sts using color A join in the round. Begin rib pattern: *k1,p1 : rep from * to the end. Do rib pattern until cuff measure 2 1/2" or desired lenth.
    Next rnd: inc 1 stitch, you will have 37 sts now.

  • How to make mittens. Berry  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Change color b and 7Us dpn
    next rnd: (k6, m1) to the last 7 sts, K7- you will have 42 sts
    next rnd: knit 3 rnds

  • How to make mittens. Berry  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Right Hand
    next rnd: k21, pm, m1, k3, m1, pm, knit to end
    next rnd: knit 3 rnds
    next rnd:k to the marker, sm, m1,k5, m1, sm, knit to end
    next rnd: knit
    next rnd: k to marker, sm, m1, k7, m1, sm, k to end
    next rnd: knit
    next rnd: k to marker, sm, m1, k9, m1,sm, k to end
    next rnd: knit
    next rnd: k to marker, sm, m1, k11, m1, sm k to end
    next rnd: knit
    next rnd: knit to marker remove marker, CO 3 sts using backward loop cast on, put 13 sts on holder for thumb knit to end

  • How to make mittens. Berry  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Knit until the body of the mitten measures 7 inches from top of cuff

    -Note: for accurate fit begin tip shaping above tip of pinky.

    Shape Mitten
    next rnd: k4, k3tog, (k7, k3tog) to last 5 sts, k5
    next rnd: knit 3 rnds
    next rnd: k3, k3tog, (k5,k3tog) to last 4 sts, k4
    next rnd: k 3 rnds
    next rnd: k2, k3tog, (k3,k3tog) to last 3 sts, k3. (18sts)
    next rnd: k
    cut yarn leaving 6inch tail pull through 18 sts and secure

  • Step 5

    Work the thumb
    Join yarn and use dpn to knit across the thumb sts and the holder. Knit 10 rnds. Work dec rnd: K1 (k2tog) to end- 7 sts and pull together. Sew the thumb.

  • Step 6

    Left Mitten
    Work as given for right hand mitten until thumb
    next rnd: k18, pm, m1, k3, m1, pm, knit to end
    next rnd: knit 3 rnds
    next rnd:k to the marker, sm,m1,k5, m1, sm, knit to end
    next rnd: knit
    next rnd: k to marker, sm, m1, k7, m1, sm, k to end
    next rnd: knit
    next rnd: k to marker, sm, m1, k9, m1,sm, k to end
    next rnd: knit
    next rnd: k to marker, sm, m1, k11, m1, sm k to end
    next rnd: knit
    next rnd: knit to marker remove marker, CO 3 sts using backward loop cast on, put 13 sts on holder for thumb knit to end

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