So-Simple Knitted Mittens

Outdoor games are so much more fun when your hands are snug and cozy inside handmade knitted mittens.
Getting Started
Red mittens from Hat and Mittens article

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: SMALL (M, L)
Note: Sizes for most Better Homes and Gardens knitting projects are noted in the instructions. When one size is written out in capitalized letters, it is to note the size of the modeled garment. The instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, before you begin, circle the numbers pertaining to the size you are knitting or crocheting.

Finished Measurements:
Width: 4 (4 1/2, 5) inches
Length: 9 1/2 (10 1/4, 11) inches


What You Need

  • Patons Shetland Chunky, 75% acrylic/25% wool, bulky weight yarn (148 yards per ball): For all sizes, 1 ball of Zircon (3734) OR Plum Crazy (3728) OR Mango (3714)
  • Size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Two ring-type stitch markers


In St st (knit RS rows, purl WS rows), 15 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10 cm. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

Special Abbreviations

M1: Lift running thread before next stitch onto left-hand needle and knit in its back loop to make one stitch.
Ssk: Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time to right-hand needle, insert tip of left-hand needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k tog.
Pm: Place a marker.

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