No increasing or decreasing is needed in this super simple beginner mitten pattern. Worked in a bulky yarn, these mittens are quick and easy with an afterthought thumb and yarn threaded through the top of the hand and then again later through the top of the thumb to draw each closed. Worked in a stretchy 1×1 rib, the three sizes provided will fit a wide range of hands.
Malabrigo Chunky (100% merino wool; 100 yd [91 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]). 2 skeins, or approximately 115 yd [105 m] (145 yd [133 m], 175 yds [160 m]). Shown in # 240 Oceanos, # 35 Frank Ochre, and # 125 Mariposa.
US size 9 [5.5 mm] double-pointed needles (dpns).
US size 10 [6.0 mm] double-pointed needles (dpns).
Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain gauge.
4.5 sts and 5 rnds = 1 inch [2.5 cm] in 1×1 Rib worked in the round on larger needles.
Tapestry needle, smooth waste yarn in contrasting colour, marker.
Small (children’s) – 6.5 inch [16.5 cm] hand circumference.
Medium (women’s) – 7.5 inch [19 cm] hand circumference.
Large (men’s) – 8.5 inch [21.5 cm] hand circumference.
Knitting in the round, picking up stitches (to close gap at thumb). Stitches used: knit, purl.