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Simple Mitts


This is made from yarn I found in my local yarn shop, called flock, and I developed the pattern around the yarn. That’s how much I fell in love with it. Normally, I develop a pattern then go find yarn that fits it. This pattern is super easy, takes less than a skein, and a pair can be made in one night for the very dedicated knitter! Each skein is very different, so you’re going to get a different mitt every time!

You use smaller needles with this weight yarn, so the result is super squishy and warm.

YarnKureyon by Noro in any color-way, other other variegated worsted weight yarn.
Gauge: 5 sts and 7 rows = 1 inch
Needles: Us Size four, or size needed to obtain gauge. Set of DPNs or needles long enough for magic loop.
Notions: Stitch holder, needle to weave in ends, tape measure, stitch markers.

Co 32 sts, and join to begin working in the round being careful not to twist. Place marker (PM) to indicate beginning of round.
Work knit (K) two; purl (P) two ribbing for one inch.
K for one inch


Thumb gusset:
K15, pm, make one (m1), k1, m1, pm, k to end of round
K two rounds
Next: k to marker (m) , slip marker (sm), m1, k to m, m1, sm, k to end of round.
Repeat last three rounds until there are a total of 15 sts between markers
K two rounds
K to m, remove marker (rm), put next 15 sts on holder or scrap yarn, rm, CO one stitch, k to end of round

K all rounds for 1 ¼ inches
Work in garter one inch (p1 round k1 round) ending p round
Bo purlwise

Put sts from holder onto two needles. Pick up 1 stitch between needles, (side closest to hand) k to end of round. 16 sts
Next: k2tog, p to end of round. 15 sts.
Work garter for one inch ending p row. Bo purlwise

Weave in all ends, remembering to close any holes formed near thumb. Enjoy!

The fine print:
Pattern and images © Natalie Gonzalez & Nantucket Knitter, 2012. Please do no reproduce and redistribute pattern. Pattern for non-commercial, private use. (unless for a charity).
Any questions, comments, or concerns? Feel free to email me at!

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