Drawstring Mittens

from Leah Michelle Designs

Drawstring Mittens Pattern


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Knitting: Drawstring Mittens
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Stitches used: knit, purl
  • Picking up stitches to close thumb gaps

Pattern Description:

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.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (Childrens), Medium (Women's), Large (Men's)


  • Malabrigo Chunky (100% merino wool; 100 yd [91 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]). 2 skeins, or approximately 115 yd [105 m] (145 yd [133 m], 175 yds [160 m]). Shown in # 240 Oceanos, # 35 Frank Ochre, and # 125 Mariposa.
  • US size 9 [5.5 mm] double-pointed needles (dpns).
  • US size 10 [6.0 mm] double-pointed needles (dpns).
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • marker
  • smooth waste yarn in contrasting colour
  • tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Michelle Krause is a northern Canadian designer specializing in knitted accessories ? scarves, cowls, shawls, hats, socks, and mittens. She enjoys designing with lace, cables, and texture. She works with all weights of yarn and focuses on designing one (or sometimes two) skein projects that are perfect for hand-dyed and/or luxury yarns. Leah Michelle Designs are uncomplicated, with clean lines ...

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