Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Two Needle Mitten Pattern

Joining in with Ginny of Small Things for this week's Knit Along to share a simple mitten pattern that I have had several requests for...

This is a really simple two needle knitting pattern for mittens.

So far I have made the following sizes the first number is for our 3 year old, second for our 7 year old, and third number for our 11 year old.  Please note that our children are on the smaller size, but wool is very forgiving either way.
This pattern is adapted from the Wee Mittens in the book Vintage Knits for Modern Babies.
Cast on using size 3 needles with worsted weight yarn 31 (35) (39) stitiches.
Rib for desired length of cuff - K1P1 for each row.
Change to larger needles (size 5) and work 2 rows in stockinette stitch.
For the Thumb:
Row 1:  Knit 15 (17) (19), place marker, M1, k1, M1, place marker, knit to end - know you have 33 (35) (37) sts.
Row 2:  Purl
Row 3: Knit to marker, sl marker, M1, knit to marker, M1, slip to marker, knit to end -
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 13 (15) (17) stitches between markers
Nest row: Purl
Row 1:  Knit 28 (32) (36), turn
Row 2:  P5 (6) (7), p2 tog, p 6 (7) (8), turn
Work 4 (6) (8) rows in Stockinette stitch
Next row:  K2tog across row
Break yarn and thread tail through rem sts and pull tight.  Start sewing up seam of thumb.
Top Shaping:
Rejoin yarn to stitches on left needles with right side facing, and knit to end  30 (34) (38) stitches.
Continue in Stockinette stitch until work measures length for hand, ending with a purl row.
Row 1:  Knit 2, knit 2tog across row
Row 2:  Purl
Row 3:  Repeat Row 1
Row 4:  purl
Row 5:  Knit 2tog across
Break yarn leaving a long tail and run needle through remaining stitches pull yarn tight and sew up seam of mitten.

I am still reading the Charlotte Mason Companion and have started a new nightly chapter book with Sarah - it is an older book called A Horse like Mr. Ragman.  It is a book that horse lovers would enjoy and Sarah is most definitely a lover of horses.


  1. Dear Tonya...You read my mind ~ thanks so much for the pattern. Yours look great! Have a wonderful day, my friend!
    xo Jules

  2. Thank you so much for this pattern...I have been looking for it on

    I have been making finger-less gloves and thought mittens would fun.


    A Knitters Notebook

  3. Thank you for sharing another wonderful pattern. I use your two needle sock pattern and my guy's love the socks it produces.

  4. What a wonderful pattern, thank you so much for sharing.

  5. those look great! thanks for sharing the pattern!


  6. THanks so much for sharing your mitten's so nice to use needles!!!! I am a lazy knitter....

  7. Thank you for a wonderful pattern. I recently knit my first pair of mittens and my daughters loves them so much, I want a pair for myself. I always associate them with children, but they really are great for keeping your hands warm!

  8. So pretty! Thanks for sharing your pattern.

  9. Thanks for the great pattern Tonya! One can never have enough mittens.

  10. Thanks so much - I've been trying to find my pattern for these mittens - made them so many times for my daughter and as gifts for the soup kitchen Christmas dinners. Will now make them for my 2-1/2 yr old granddaughter - CAN'T WAIT to start!

  11. Grandma M Oct 12, 2912
    Not finding a pattern for mittens for my 3 yr old I just made one up and of course I didn't keep the notes as I didn't think I'd need another one since she is growing. But always good to have one on file. Thanks for yours kow I don't have to think one up again. Love it