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My mum taught me to knit when I was 5 - I have early memories of sitting with a skein around my wrists while she wound it into a ball. I had a big imagination though and I suppose got interested in ...

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Edith Mitts and Mittens

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Edith Mitts and Mittens
Edith Mitts and Mittens
Edith Mitts and Mittens
Edith Mitts and Mittens
Edith Mitts and Mittens
Edith Mitts and Mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • yo, k2tog, ssk - basic lace stitches

Pattern Description:

I'm been beavering away these last few weeks to get this mitten pattern knitted up and photographed to release in time for Christmas. It's such a quick and simple pattern that it will make a great last minute gift - in just a day or two these can be ready to go!

Knitted in A Stash Addict's Solid Aran BFL, I used a slightly tighter gauge than normal to keep the warmth inside. The yarn is gorgeous to work with and blocks beautifully, but any aran weight yarn will be fine providing you get the gauge.

The pattern includes instructions for both the fingerless mitts and the full mittens, I couldn't decide which I preferred so I thought I would leave it up to you. The mittens are grafted closed at the top, which is a really neat finish and helps them to keep their shape.

The pattern is available in three sizes, S,M and L. All can be made with under 100g / 3.5oz of yarn per pair.


22 sts and 30 rows per 10cm/4" in stocking stitch, knitted flat on 4mm (US 6) needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (hand measures approx 19cm / 7.5" around palm).
  • Medium (hand measures approx 22cm / 8.5" around palm).
  • Large (hand measures approx 24cm / 9.5" around palm).


  • Approx 100g / 3.5oz / 166m / 181.5yds of A Stash Addict Solid BFL Aran
  • 5 x 3.5mm (US4) double pointed needles
  • 5 x 4mm (US6) double pointed needles
  • 3 stitch markers
  • 1 sewing needle

Suggested yarn:

182 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

A Stash Addict Solid Aran BFL

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