winter I’m always cold. It doesn’t seem
to matter how many layers I wear, or
how often I run up and down the stairs, my fingers
and toes are always numb! This winter I want to be
well prepared, and so I have knitted myself this
pair of mittens. I own many pairs of gloves and fingerless
mittens but not a single pair of full-size mittens,
which actually keep your hands much warmer than gloves.
So I’m keeping my fingers crossed (inside my
mittens) that they will work for me this
winter and I’ll be toasty warm!
If you would prefer a pair of fingerless mittens
to the full mitten version, work until the mitten
top and then work an I-cord bind off across all stitches.
Work the same for the thumb.
To fit hand circumference approx 7.5  inches Shown in size M.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Hand circumference: 7.5[8.25] inches Approx length from
top of cuff to tip of mitten: 6.5[7.25]
del Uruguay Manos Silk Blend [30% Silk,
70% Merino; 300yd/270m per 100g skein]; color:
6461; 1 skein
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
set US #4/3.5mm double-point needles OR
32-inch or longer US #4/3.5mm circular needle for working magic loop method OR
2 shorter US #4/3.5mm circular needles for working two-circulars method
Cuff CO 48 sts, distribute across your needles and you prefer
and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist.
Right Mitten: Work in Right Cabled Ribbing until work measures
2.5[2.75] inches ending with Round 1. Left Mitten: Work in Left Cabled Ribbing
until work measures 2.5[2.75] inches ending
with Round 1.
Hand Right Mitten, setup gusset markers: K24, work row
1 of Right Cable Chart, place marker for thumb gusset, M1L. 49
Left Mitten, setup gusset markers: Work
Left Cable Chart, knit to end of round,
pm (for thumb gusset), M1L. 49
Increase round: Work in patt to marker, slip marker,
M1L, knit to end of round, M1R. 51 sts.
Work 2 rounds even in pattern.
Repeat the last 3 rounds 6 more times.
15 sts in thumb gusset.
Size M only: Work 1 more round even in pattern. Work should
measure approx 2.5 inches from top of cuff. Proceed to Thumb
Size L only: Work an increase round followed by 3 even rounds.
Repeat these 4 rounds once more. 17 sts in thumb gusset. Work
1 more round even in pattern. Work should measure approx 3 inches
from top of cuff. Proceed to Thumb Gusset round.
Thumb Gusset Round: Work in patt to m, sl 15 sts
to waste yarn to be held for thumb. CO 1 st over gap using backwards
loop method and rejoin work in round. 49 sts.
Work in patt even until mitten measures
approx 5[5.5] inches from top of ribbing or 1.5[1.75] inches
less than total desired length. Note: Cable Chart will not be completed
for smaller size.
Mitten Top Set-up Round: K until 3 sts
rem, k2tog, k1. 48 sts.
If you’re working on two circulars or magic loop, ensure
that your sts are divided evenly between front and back needles.
If you’re working on dpns, ensure that the sts from first
half of the round should be grouped together
(on 1 or 2 needles as you prefer), and
the sts from the second half of the round should be divided across
Decrease Round:K1, ssk, knit to 3
sts before center of round k2tog, k1; k1, ssk, k to 3 sts before
end of round, k2tog, k1. 4 sts decreased.
Knit 1 round.
Repeat these 2 rounds 1 more times.
Work Decrease Round every round 8 more times. 8 sts.
Break yarn and graft 4 sts from front
and back tog.
Place 15 held sts on a single needle. With RS facing,
rejoin yarn and knit across the thumb stitches, then pick up and
knit 3 sts across gap. Join to work in the round. 18 sts.
Decrease Round: Knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k1, sl 1
to start of next round and k2tog. 16 sts.
Knit even in rounds until thumb measures approx 1.5[1.75] inches
from picked up sts.