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Twist Mittens

from Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Twist Mittens
Twist Mittens
Twist Mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round, twisted stitches (this is a good pattern during which to learn them!)

Pattern Description:

I love the rhythm and order of Bavarian twisted stitches. Patterns that appear complex develop quite logically, and lend themselves quite well to pattern memorization once established. This mitten offers a small variety of stitch patterns to try, perfect for learning this technique.

I used the original Erlbacher stitch dictionaries, purchased from Schloss Trautenfels, for the stitch patterns. You can now purchase these combined into one book from SchoolHouse Press.

This mitten is worked cuff up, in the round. The thumb gusset is anatomically correct, being slightly offset towards the palm. The increases are paired lifted increases; I've found that this particular increase gives a very tidy appearance with little to no gaping.

A tightly twisted multiple plied yarn works best to show the stitch details; the Black Water Abbey yarn is specifically milled to support designs such as twisted stitches and cables.


26 sts and 35 rounds= 4"/ 10cm in St st.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit 8-8.5, (9-9.5)" hand circumference.
  • Cuff length: 2" Total length: 9 (9.25)" Palm Circumference: 8 (8.75)" Thumb length from side of mitten to tip of thumb: 3.5(3.75)"


  • Black Water Abbey, 2 Ply Sportweight, 350 yds/4 oz skein, 100% wool. 1 skein Indigo. 230 (260) yds/ 2.7(3) oz for pair of mittens.
  • US 3/ 3.25 mm needles or size to obtain correct gauge. Your choice of circular needle(s) or DPNs.

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle, cable needle, three stitchmarkers.

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Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting ...

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