Building Blocks: Mittens


This #KWBuildingBlocks pattern is one of the only mitten patterns you’ll ever need! Laid out a little differently than our other Kelbourne Woolens designs, this pattern is a little more word-heavy and breaks down some of the intermediate-level techniques in order to make the knitting easy and enjoyable. The hope is that you not only learn something along the way, you end up with a fabulous pair – or pairs! – of mittens as well.

Three versions are designed in order of difficulty:
Mitten A is a simple pair of stockinette stitch mittens featuring a K1, P1 Ribbing at the cuff and “sore thumb” construction.
Mitten B has the same cuff and thumb construction as Version A, but is worked in a classic broken ribbing pattern.
Mitten C kicks it up a notch and features a classic Setesdal inspired stranded colorwork pattern.

Available as a PDF download.

Kate Gagnon Osborn

Kelbourne Woolens Germantown:
Mitten A Stockinette Mitten: honey 708, 1 skein.
Mitten B Broken Ribbing: jade 338, 1 skein.
Mitten C Colorwork: rhododendron 609 (MC), and natural 105 (CC), 1 skein each.
20 sts + 27 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger ndls, after blocking.
20 sts + 27 rnds = 4″ in Broken Ribbing on larger ndls, after blocking.
20 sts + 27 rnds = 4″ in Stranded colorwork on larger ndls, after blocking.
1 – set US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs.
1 – set US 6 (4 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Stitch markers, darning needle.
Mitten C Waste yarn.
7.25″ (18.5 cm) hand circumference.
Mittens A and B 10.5″ (26.75 cm) length.
Mitten C 10.75″ (27.5 cm) length.
Knitting, purling, mattress stitch.

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Photography by Linette Kielinski

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