This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a small commission. Clicking an affiliate link does NOT result in any additional cost to you, and the affiliate money I earn helps pay the fees to keep this site up and running – thanks for your support! You can read the full disclaimer here.
This is an interactive pattern that helps you make a perfectly fitting pair of mittens of any size with any yarn without swatching and it doesn’t require you to do any math either. I hope it inspires you try some new yarns and make warm gifts for the important people in your life!
It’s possible because I’ve made a collection of interactive patterns that will do the math for you. The pattern is written for the magic loop method (the mitten is knitted with a long circular needle) but you can easily adjust it for the double pointed needles as well.
The mittens you knit with this pattern are worked top-down. You can select from 3 different top and thumb patterns and mix and match them as you like.
You might also be interested: NO swatch, ANY stitch count, ANY yarn socks pattern
Contents of the pattern
1. Planning THE PATTERN BEGINS HERE (CLICK): In the planning article I explain how to measure your hand (or how to estimate the measurements based on age and gender) and then decide what size mittens you should make. I also provide help with yarn and needle size selection. If you are a seasoned knitter you can skip this article and go directly to selecting the top pattern.
2. Casting on & making the top: Select one of the three top patterns provided and cast on your mittens.
3. Making the thumb and hand: Select one of the three thumb patterns (peasant thumb or thumb with a basic or arched gusset) and make the hand. All of the thumb patterns are interactive and they make the math for you.
4. Cuff, bind-off and finishing: How to make the cuff and bind-off your mitts so that the bind-off edge won’t end up being too tight or loose. I give also a a few tips how to do the finishing so that your pair of mittens looks and feels nice.
Where to find help?
However, I’m not online all the time so I recommend you to join Ravelry and go to their Techniques board. There’s almost always some kind fellow crafter to help you. There’s also great groups on Facebook where you can ask for help such as the Knitting group.