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I've always loved to create. After becoming a mom, my creations have taken a new direction. My passion for color and love of nature that used to develop into paintings has transformed into a more ...

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Atwater Mittens

from Addiesma Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Atwater Mittens
Atwater Mittens
Atwater Mittens
Atwater Mittens
Atwater Mittens
Atwater Mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • purling
  • using waste yarn to hold stitches
  • kitchener stitch to graft
  • increases and decreases

Pattern Description:

Atwater Mittens are toasty, slim fitting little mitts with some simple colorwork. They are named for the Milwaukee beach where my husband proposed, and I happily accepted.

A great beginner colorwork pattern, which includes both written and charted instructions for working stitch pattern.

x-small (small, medium, large) or child (teen/adult S, adult M, adult L)
To fit palm circumference: Note-these mitts are slim fitting, so if you are in between sizes, size up.
5-5.5 (6-6.5, 7-7.5, 7.5-8+) inches 13-14 (15-16.5, 18-19, 19-20.5+) cm

Yarn Requirements:

Color A - 60 (100, 125, 150) yds 55 (91, 114, 137) m
Color B - 25 (40, 65, 75) yds 23 (37, 60, 69) m


10 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches in stockinette in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • see notes/description for details


  • worsted weight yarn (see yardage in description)
  • US 8 - 5.0 mm needles in chosen type for knitting in the round
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Worsted (100% Merino) or Malabrigo Rios