Double knitted snowflake mittens for babies

Reversible and warm pair of thumbless mittens for babies up to 6 months. There are no threads inside the mittens to catch little fingers. A great weekend project!

Thumbless baby mittens with a snowflake motif

This pattern is written for the magic loop method.

Materials

Sizes: One size for babies from 0 to 6 months. These mittens are thumbless.

Dimensions: approximately 4.5” (12cm) long, circumference 4.5” (12cm)

Yarn: Fingering weight merino wool yarn 460 yards (420 meters) / 100g

C1: 17g / 79 yds (72m)

C2: 17g  / 79 yds (72m)

Needles: US 0 24’’ [2mm 60cm] or longer circular needles. Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge: 29 sts and 42 rows per 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette after blocking.

Other: Tapestry needle

Sample mittens:

C1: Sandnes Garn Lanett Babyull (382 yards / 350 meters / 100g), colorway Lys gråmelert (1032). 

C2: Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (400 yards / 366 meters / 100g), colorway Wish.

Abbreviations & techniques

C1 = color one

C2 = color two

CO = cast on

k = knit

k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

p = purl

p2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through the back loop

PM = place marker

ssk = slip 1 st kwise, slip another st kwise, then slide the left-hand needle into the front part of both stitches and knit them together.

st = stitch

Pattern

Cuff

Using two color cast on CO 68 sts  (34 sts of each color). Divide evenly over 2 needles: 34 sts each needle (17 of each color). PM, join for knitting in the round.

Double knit in stockinette the following pattern.

  • 4 rows with C1 at the front of the work
  • 1 row with C2 at the front of the work
  • 2 rows with C1 at the front of the work
  • 1 row with C2 at the front of the work
  • 14 rows with C1 at the front of the work

Hand

Start working the colorwork chart on page below. Work the chart on Needle 1 only. Continue working stockinette with C1 in front of the work on Needle 2.

Front

C1: white squares

C2: blue squares

Back

C1: blue squares

C2: white squares

Snowflake knitting chart
Color work chart front sts. Work the back sts with reversible colors.

After finishing the colorwork double knit 3 more rows stockinette with C1 at the front of the work.

Decreases

You are now at the beginning of needle 1.

Step 1: Reorder the first 4 sts on needle 1 so that you have the first two sts of C1 next to each other and after those sts there are the first two sts of C2 next to each other.

Step 2: ssk (C1), p2tog (C2), double knit in stockinette until 4 sts (2 sts of both color) remain on the needle 1.

Step 3: Reorder the last 4 sts on needle 1 so that you have the last two sts of C1 next to each other and after those the last two sts of C2 next to each other.

Step 4: k2tog (C1), p2togtbl (C2)

You are now at the end of needle 1. Repeat steps 1 to 4 on needle 2 as well. A total of 52 sts (26 sts of each color) remaining.

Repeat previous steps on both needles on every round until a total of 12 sts (6 sts of each color) remaining.

Finishing

Break the yarn leaving approximately 12’’ inch (30cm) tail. With C2 behind the work bring the darning needle through sts of C2. Do not tighten or cut the tail yet.

With C1 front of the work bring the darning needle through sts of C1. Do not tighten or cut the tail yet.

Remove the needles from your work and pull C2 tight. Pull the yarn through to the other side of the work so that you can weave it in later. Now pull C1 tight and weave in ends of both colors.

Knitted snowflake mittens for babies
Tip: You can also make a twisted cord and with a help of a crochet hook pull it between the right side and wrong side.

Pattern copyright Knitgrammer, 2020. The pattern is for unlimited personal use. Do not reproduce or sell the pattern. You may sell items that are knitted from this pattern provided that you give credit to the designer and provide a link to knitgrammer.com.

Thank you so much for reading this far!

Thank you so much for reading this far!

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Regards Ida

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