How To Knit A Basic Mitten – Part 1 December 5, 2013 – Posted in: How to, Project Ideas, Thursday This and That


These mittens are easy to knit and do not take long at all. Perfect gift knitting!! Follow the instructions step by step, today just up to the part where the stitches for the thumb get put on hold.

What I used:

  • Cascade Eco + Wool plus some Kid Silk Haze (exact amount to follow in the pattern)
  • 5.5 mm (US size 9) double pointed needles
  • small stitch holder
  • tapestry needle
  • I got a gauge of 17 sts/4″ – you should get the same

Right mitten:
With both strands held together, cast on 32 sts.


Distribute evenly onto four needles, 8 sts each.


Close to round, making sure not to twist your stitches, and knit 2×2 rib (k2, p2) for 14 rounds.


Then switch to Stockinette Stitch and knit until it measures about 3.5″ – measuring from end of rib.


On next round, knit 6 sts, then place them on stitch holder. Knit to end of round.


That’s it for today!
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Happy Knitting, as ever!
– Mona