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Hopi Mittens

from Adriprints Press
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hopi Mittens
Hopi Mittens
Hopi Mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • flexible cast on (i.e. cable cast-on)
  • fair isle knitting
  • knitting in the round
  • picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

Hopi Mittens are Norwegian style mittens with Hopi-inspired fair-isle motifs and two-color ribbing on the cuffs.

Skills needed: Casting on with a flexible cast-on, Fair-isle knitting in the round, picking up stitches.

Needle size varies from US Size 1 / 2.25mm to US Size 8 / 5mm depending on size desired and gauge with yarn.

Sizes Available: 7 (7.5, 8.25, 8.5, 9)" palm width Sizes are achieved using different weights of yarn and needle size.


Size of mittens is attained via gauge so it varies.

33 stitches = 4 inches in fair-isle pattern for size 7" palm...

33 (31, 28, 27, 26) sts = 4" in fairisle pattern for sizes 7 (7.5, 8.25, 8.5, 9)" or 18 (19, 21, 22, 23) cm palm width measured around thickest part of palm (without thumb).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7 (7.5, 8.25, 8.5, 9)" palm width (sizing is via changes in gauge)
  • 18 (19, 21, 22, 23) cm palm width (see note on sizing)


  • 2 colors of yarn in same or similar gauge
  • ~ 135 yards of each of the 2 colors
  • needle size varies depending on size

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle

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