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Back to Basics: Mittens DK (Digital Knitting Pattern)

Back to Basics: Mittens DK (Digital Knitting Pattern)

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Back to Basics: Mittens – For every newbie out there who’s been dreaming of a pair of cozy warm mittens, this beginner-friendly mitten pattern is for you!

This pattern has multiple sizes and helpful resources. You’ll have everyone in the family adorned with mittens in no time.

Note: This is a digital knitting pattern for you to download and print at home. No physical pattern will be shipped.

Back to Basics: Mittens (DK) – Constructed from the bottom up, this mitten pattern starts at the cuff edge. You’ll find directions for a western gusset, created while working for the hand. This means your left and right mitten are interchangeable! Once you’ve completed the hand, you’ll construct an anatomical mitten top.

This mitten pattern has many sizes – so you’ll be able to find the perfect fit with the intended positive ease! Worked in the round, this pattern contains written directions.

Directions are for magic loop, yet you can use your preferred method for working small circumferences. Double-pointed needles or mini-circulars are fine! Ensure you denote the top and palm of the hand with an extra marker. This will ensure you don’t miss the shaping for the fingertips and thumb gusset.

This mitten pattern shines well with self-striping, solid, semi-solid, softly variegated, or speckled yarns. Having an appropriate yarn choice for this project matters! This will ensure there’s no competition for either the yarn or the pattern to shine through. Instead, they’re working together to create something magical that you’ll love.






7 [7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5]” / 18 [19, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5] cm circumference – intended to be worn with 1-2” / 2.5-5 cm of positive ease. 4.25 [5, 5.5, 6.25, 6.75, 7.5, 8, 8.75]” / 11 [12.5, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20.5, 22] cm in length, exclusive of the cuff.



Cuff: US3 (3.25 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or one needle size smaller than needles used for gauge
Hand: US4 (3.5 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or the size required to get gauge



Tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holder, stitch markers (3)



MC: 84 [103, 121, 149, 170, 199, 228, 265] yds / 77 [94, 111, 136, 155, 182, 208, 242] m DK weight yarn
CC: 31 [41, 51, 54, 61, 65, 75, 77] yds / 28 [37, 47, 49, 56, 59, 69, 70] m DK weight yarn



Turtlepurl – DK Striped Turtle Toes
75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon
245 yds (244 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Colour: OM



27 stitches by 36 rounds in stockinette on larger needles = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished project. This will also impact the yardage required to complete the project.



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