Here’s a pattern for mittens – with sizes ranging from 2/4 years through to Man size!  A printed version of the pattern is available in the shop, but if you can’t get in, I’d advise printing off the pattern and high-lighting the size you’re going to knit.  This is not a pattern for beginners!

Mittens: To fit palms of average size of child/adult 2/4 yrs (6/8 yrs 10/12 yrs Lady Man)

RIGHT MITTEN

**With 3.75 mm (UK Size 9) needles cast on 30 (34384250) sts.

1st row: K1 *K2. P2. Rep from * to last st. K1.

2nd row: P1 *K2. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.

Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing for 1½ (222½3)” [4 (5567.5) cm], inc 0 (0020) sts evenly across last row and ending on a 2nd row. 30 (34384450) sts.

Change to 4mm (UK Size 8) needles and proceed in stocking st, working 4 (5668) rows.**

Shape thumb gusset: 1st row: (RS). K16(18202326). Inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts. Knit to end of row.

2nd and alt rows: Purl.

3rd row: K16 (18202326). Inc 1 st in next st. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row.

5th row: K16 (18202326). Inc 1 st in next st. K4. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row. 36 (40445056) sts.

6th row: Purl.

Sizes 6/8, 10/12, Lady and Man only:

7th row: K(18202326). Inc 1 st in next st. K6. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end. (42465258) sts.

8th row: Purl.

 Sizes 10/12, Lady and Man only: 9th row: K20 (2326). Inc 1 st in next st. K8. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row. (485460) sts.

10th row: Purl.

Sizes Lady and Man only: 11th row: K(2326). Inc 1 st in next st. K10. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row. (5662) sts.

12th row: Purl.

Size Man only: 13th row: K26. Inc 1 st in next st. K12. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row. 64 sts.

14th row: Purl.

All sizes: Next row: (RS). K24 (28323742). Turn. Cast on 2 sts. Slip rem sts onto st holder.

***Thumb: Next row: P10 (12141618).

Turn.

Cont in stocking stitch until Thumb from cast on row measures 1 (1½22¼2½)” [2.5 (455.56) cm], ending with a purl row.

Next row: (RS). *K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 5 (6789) sts.

Size Lady only: Next row: (P2tog) 4 times. 4 sts

Size Man only: Next row: P1. (P2tog) 4 times. 5 sts.

All sizes: Break yarn, leaving a long end.

Thread end through rem 5 (6745) sts.

Draw up and fasten securely. Sew Thumb seam.

With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts on st holder and knit to end of row.

Next row: Purl, picking up 2 sts purlwise at base of Thumb. 30 (34384450) sts.

Cont in stocking stitch until work after ribbing measures 3½ (4½5½66½)” [9 (11.5141516.5) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K1. [K1. ssk. K8 (10121518). K2tog. K1] twice. K1. 26 (30344046) sts.

2nd and alt rows: Purl.

3rd row: K1. [K1. ssk. K6 (8101316). K2tog. K1] twice. K1. 22 (26303642) sts.

5th row: K1. [K1. ssk. K4 (681114). K2tog. K1] twice. K1. 18 (22263238) sts.

7th row: K1. [K1. ssk. K2 (46912). K2tog. K1] twice. K1. 14 (18222834) sts.

Sizes 6/8, 10/12, Lady and Man only: 8th row: Purl.

9th row: K1. [K1. ssk. K(24710). K2tog. K1] twice. K1. (14182430) sts.

Sizes 10/12, Lady and Man only:

10th row: Purl.

11th row: K1. [K1. ssk. K(258). K2tog. K1] twice. K1. (142026) sts.

Sizes Lady and Man only: 12th row: Purl.

13th row: K1. [K1. ssk. K(36). K2tog. K1] twice. K1. (1622) sts.

All sizes: Graft 2 sets of 7 (77811) sts tog. Or cast off all stitches. Sew side seam.***

 

LEFT MITTEN

Work from ** to ** as given for Right Mitten.

Shape thumb gusset: 1st row: K12 (14161922). Inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts. Knit to end of row.

2nd and alt rows: Purl.

3rd row: K12 (14161922). Inc 1 st in next st. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row.

5th row: K12 (14161922). Inc 1 st in next st. K4. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row. 36 (40445056) sts.

6th row: Purl.

Sizes 6/8, 10/12, Lady and Man only:

7th row: K(14161922). Inc 1 st in next st. K6. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row. (42465258) sts.

8th row: Purl.

Sizes 10/12, Lady and Man only: 9th row: K(161922). Inc 1 st in next st. K8. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row. (485460) sts.

10th row: Purl.

Sizes Lady and Man only: 11th row: K(1922). Inc 1 st in next st. K10. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row. (5662) sts.

12th row: Purl.

Size Man only: 13th row: K22. Inc 1 st in next st. K12. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row. 64 sts.

14th row: Purl.

All sizes: Next row: (RS). K20 (24283338). Turn. Cast on 2 sts. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

Work from *** to *** as given for Right Mitten.

 

TIP: To ensure mittens are equal, divide the wool into two balls, and knit both at the same time.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

 

Alt = Alternate(ing)

Beg = Beginning

Cont = Continue(ity)

Dec = Decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next two stitches together.

P = Purl

Pat = Pattern

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

RS = Right side

Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Tog = Together