Thursday, December 29, 2011

*free pattern friday*, why not, right??


i have been making these mini mitts since last christmas, but for some reason never set up a pattern for them.

well, after modifying the pattern this christmas to include a larger size, i decided the time has come...

please enjoy & let me know if there is any part of the pattern that could use a bit of tweaking/rewording, etc...

(click on title for ravelry link ;)
sizes available:
small, fits ages 2-5 years +/-
large, fits ages 6-9 years +/-

*notes for size large are in parenthesis*

materials needed:
worsted weight yarn of you choosing,
(40-80 yds)

us #6  dpn needles (for small)
us #7 dpn  needles (for large)

2 place markers & a tapestry needle for weaving in ends

kfb, knit front & back of stitch
pm, place marker

using long tail cast on, cast on 28 sts, both sizes
divide on to needles as follows:
8 sts on needles #1 & 3, 12 sts on needles #2

join for knitting in the round
begin knitting in k2p2 ribbing for 1.5" (2")

switch to stockinette & knit for 1" (1.5")

begin increases for thumb:
round 1: k2, kfb, pm, knit to last 3 sts, pm, kfb, k2 (30 sts)
round 2: knit plain

repeat these two rows 3x (4x), 36 sts (38sts), ending with an inc round
next round, knit around plain to 2nd pm, remove marker, k3 sts, BO next 8 (10) sts (28 sts)
knit to end of rnd

knit in k2, p2 ribbing for 1" (1.5")
BO all sts in ribbing.

weave in ends & gift to a  toddler/child who you adore!!

happy knitting loves, xo


  1. Can't wait to try these! My eldest is going to LOVE them. Thank you for the pattern.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to make them for my grandaughter. It's winter in New Zealand!

  3. I'm going to try making these for my grandson who lives near Marshall NC.


  4. Thank you for sharing this pattern! Easy to follow, love the thumb and uses up a just a bit of yarn leftovers. I made orange mitts to go with my granddaughters pumpkin hat! She's styling now. :)

  5. Can't wait to make these for my son for christmas! thanks for sharing the pattern for free!

  6. My 6 year old grandson recently saw me knitting these in an adult size. His wise little mind was thinking away...:you know Nana, I could wear those special mits in the car when I am playing on my tablet, and my hands won't get cold!". Hence, I devised an adult pattern to his size and made them. I will definitely try your pattern, thanks so much for sharing!