This just in: you no longer have to wear your heart on your sleeve. In fact, we recommend carrying it around in your hands, literally! These simple knit mitts get a bit of V-Day love with stitched embellishments. (Or any embellishments you want, really.)
Simple Mitt Pattern
Designed by Sunne Meyer
What You Need
- 1 hank Cloudborn Highland Superwash Worsted Yarn
- Size US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
- Tapestry needle
21 st x 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Your gauge will determine the size of these mitts. Fitting a bit loose? Go down a needle size or use a thinner yarn. Too tight? Try bigger needles or bigger yarn.
8 inches around and 5.25 inches tall
- BO – bind off
- CO – cast on
- K – knit
- K2tog – knit 2 together
- P – purl
- PM – place marker
- RS – right side
- St – stitch(es)
- WS – wrong side
CO 42 st, leaving a 10-12 inch tail.
Row 1: *K2, p2, repeat from * until 2 st remain, k2
Row 2: * P2, k2, repeat from * until 2 st remain, p2
Repeat rows 1 and 2 three more times.
Row 9 (RS): Knit.
Row 10 (WS): Purl.
Repeat rows 9 and 10 nine more times.
Row 27(RS): k1, k2tog, k until 3 st remain, k2tog, k1.
Repeat rows 9 and 10 two times, then row 9 once more.
Row 33 (RS): K1, *p2, k2 until 3 st remain, p2, k1.
Row 34 (WS): P1, *k2, p2, until 3 st remain, k2, p1.
Repeat rows 33 and 4 one more time.
BO all stitches in pattern , leaving a 6-8 inch tail.
Using mattress stitch or mattress stitch , starting at the top of the mitt, seam to the decreases with shorter tail. Weave in ends.
Starting at the bottom of the mitt, using longer tail, seam the edge, stopping after 2-1/4 inches. Weave in your end.
Plain mitts are good, embellished mitts are better. Here's how!
Put a Heart On It
- Use a chain stitch to outline a half-heart around each thumb opening.
- Crochet a small heart and stitch it to the back of your mitts.
- Flex a few more embroidery muscles: daisy stitch, french knots, and stem stitch make these hearts and flowers really pop.
Oh Hi, Dip Dye
Work up a pair of mitts in white wool and use our dip dye tutorial to make 'em any color of the rainbow.
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You've mastered simple mitts, so you must like knitting things in pairs. Time to try out simple socks and full mittens!