Adamson Mitts Pattern


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Knitting: Adamson Mitts
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • stranded knitting
  • picot hems
  • reading charts
  • cabling
  • provisional cast on

Pattern Description:

Malibu isn't just movie stars and surfers. A lovely example of California Moorish-Spanish architecture, the Adamson House, is situated between Surfrider Beach and Malibu Lagoon.

It is best known for the extensive use of Malibu Potteries tiles throughout the house.

Malibu tiles have a distinct Moroccan flair, one that I've captured in the stranded portion of these mitts. The cabled portions represent the movement of water.

Learn more about Malibu Potteries and the Adamson House here:

Pattern Notes
Please note that each size has separate charts, and each size has a separate legend for the special stitches.

If you prefer not to do a provisional cast on, you can always just sew the picot hem. I personally think it's easier and neater to use a provisional cast on, but do what works for you!

You can knit the stranded portion by itself as a wristwarmer.

You can omit the undercuff and just knit the overcuff/ stranded portion (just doing k2tog to join the hem rather than k3tog), continuing with the main mitt chart.

Or, you can knit them as shown.


24 sts & 32 rounds = 4" in St st with
larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's xs (sm, med, lg); 5.75 (6.5, 7.25, 8.25)" palm


  • US 2.5/3.0mm needles
  • US 3/3.25mm needles

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle
  • cable needle
  • stitch markers
  • waste yarn for provisional cast on

About Designer

About Designer

StephCat on

Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting designs several years ago. My favorite techniques include cables, Bavarian twisted stitches and stranded knitting.

My first book, California Revival Knits, is now out from Cooperative Press.

I blog ...

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