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Chicagoland,Chicago,The Windy City,Illinois,USA, The Midwest

I've always made things as long as I can remember. Both my Mom and Dad were"makers", so it just was what you did! The handcrafted item was always respected and expected in my family.

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The Heather Mitts

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Heather Mitts
The Heather Mitts
The Heather Mitts
The Heather Mitts
The Heather Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit and purl
  • decrease by purling 2 stitches together
  • increase by doing a yarn over
  • optional - be able to do single crochet
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

These mitts are feminine without being fussy and are a great introduction to adding beads to knitting. They're an easy project without an overwhelming amount of beads. The mitts are just as cute if you decide not to add the beading.

Mitts are knit flat starting at the fingeredge to the cuff, then seamed up the side leaving a thumbhole with optional crochet edging.

The beads {if you're using them - pattern can be made without} need to be strung 1st. There are complete instructions on how to do this in the pattern.
My patterns are written in a non-traditional way to be very beginner-friendly. I use few, if any, abbreviations and give instructions in a row-by-row format in easy-to-read large type with a color picture of the finished project.

Kits are available for this project - just add needles!


12 stitches = 2" on lager needles in pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • to fit an average woman's hand, finished length approximately 6 1/2" long for short version or 8" long for long version and 7" in circumference
  • both long and short included in pattern


  • US size 5 and 7 straight needles
  • optional: US size F crochet hook
  • large eye needle to weave in ends
  • at least 120 yards of a fingering or lightweight yarn that is an angora/wool blend or similar such as mohair/wool or alpaca/wool
  • 200 size 6 seed beads

You Will Also Need:

  • regular sewing needle that will fit through bead hole
  • few inches of regular sewing thread