Free Mitten Patterns — Double Knit Mittens

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How to knit mittens, easy pattern for beginners- free mitten patterns.
If you’d like your own pair of double thick mittens, here’s how I made them.
These mittens are knit separately then put together later.
I knit mittens using wool on the outside layer and acrylic on the inside. The mittens are knit in the round on dpns.
Sizes: adult medium
Yarn: category 4 worsted weight: afghan, aran yarn
UK/Australia approximate equivalent: 10 ply, Aran weight
Needles: 3.75 mm 32” 1 set of Usa 5 DPNs (UK9) or use needle size to get gauge.
Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch


In wool, cast on 44 sts on a US #4 dpn.
Divide sts on three dpns. Join.
Knit around or work k2, p2 ribbing. Continue for 4-4,5 inches, depending on how long you want the wrist of your mitt.

When you knit the last 2 stitches on a needle, pull both yarns snugly to prevent a gap. Do the same after the first 2 stitches on each needle.

Thumb: Knit 8 stitches and place onto waste yarn. Knit rest of round. Cast on 8 stitches over thumb hole.
Continue knitting every round for 5” more.
Begin decreasing:
This takes some shifting of sts in order to knit 2tog of the same yarn.
Round 1: dec 4 sts.
Round 2: dec 4 sts.
Round 3: dec 4 sts.
Round 4: dec 4 sts.
Round 5: dec 4 sts.
Round 6: dec 4 sts. = 20st
Round 6: k2tog = 10st
Cut yarns and draw through remaining sts.

How to knit thumb:
Put thumb stitches on needles, and with pick up stitches knit around thumb hole. (16sts)
Knit every round until thumb measures about 2 inches or as long as desired.
K1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, repeat =11sts
k2tog, repeat every stitch (6 sts). Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches.
Complete second mitten as first one.
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