No increasing or decreasing is needed in this super simple beginner mitten pattern. Worked in a bulky yarn, these mittens are quick and easy with an afterthought thumb and yarn threaded through the top of the hand and then again later through the top of the thumb to draw each closed. Worked in a stretchy 1 x 1 rib, the three sizes provided will fit a wide range of hands.
4.5 sts and 5 rnds = 1 inch [2.5 cm] in 1x1 Rib worked in the round on larger needles.
I am a knitwear designer living in northern Canada. I love to design and knit hats, mittens, scarves, and socks. In my climate, knitwear is a necessity! I like clean and simple designs and am drawn to cables, ribbing, stockinette, and classic stitch patterns. I especially love working with natural fibres like merino wool, cotton, silk, and cashmere.