Free Knitting Pattern: Baby Mittens

I’ve been trying to get this pattern online for 3 months, so I thought I’d post it in the blog for now and add it to the knitting section of the website later :)

Baby Mittens

Baby Mittens

Size: To fit approx 3 month old

Materials: Small amount of DK weight (Aussie 8 ply) yarn. I used 14gm, approx 30m

Needles: A set of 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

Gauge: 22sts to 10cm

Pattern:

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 26sts and join for knitting in the round.
Work 1 inch k1, p1 rib
Change to 4mm needles and change colour if desired. Work 2 inches stocking stitch

Shape top:

K1, ssk, k7, k2tog, k1; repeat (22sts)

Knit 1 round

K1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1; repeat (18sts)

Knit 1 round

K1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1; repeat (14sts)

Knit 1 round

Place 7 sts on one needle and 7 sts on another. Graft together to form the top of the mitten.

Make a 2nd mitten to match.

Darn in ends and embroider a motif of your choice on the back of the mittens if desired.

This pattern is copyright Sarah Bradberry, February 2009. All rights reserved.

8 Responses to Free Knitting Pattern: Baby Mittens

  1. Jacqueline says:

    ssk = slip slip knit. You take 2 stiches from the left needle and slide over to the right needle. Then you put your left needle in front of the right needle – through the 2 stiches you just slid over. Then yarn over the right needle which is in the back and knit the two stiches off the right needle.

  2. Bev Brock says:

    I have been knitting for over 65 years, but so far have never encountered the abbreviation “ssk” in a pattern. This time it is for your Thumbless Baby Mittens.
    Would be grateful for a translation, please.
    Thanks.
    Bev Brock

  3. Darlene Bost says:

    Hi Sarah, I am the editor of our newsletter for our knitting guild, Navesink Knitters. I would like permission to include this pattern in our September issue. We do not make items to sell but do have a “baby shower” every year for charity. I think this would be a quick and easy pattern for our members.
    Regards,
    Darlene Bost (darbost@verizon.net)
    Editor
    Navesink Knitters Newsletter

  4. Ellie says:

    Hi, Sarah–
    I teach knitting out here in California, and was wondering if I could have your permission to use the “Flower Power” intarsia pattern for a class.
    Thanks–
    Ellie

  5. Ellie says:

    Sarah–
    I teach knitting out here in California, and was wondering if I could have your permission to use the “Flower Power” intarsia pattern.
    Thanks–
    Ellie

  6. shane says:

    hi sarah!…your dad,s cat hat…wicked!!!!!!! my wife wants to try to make mittens from our cat sam.we don,t know how to convert his combings into something you can knitt with.would yo be able to give us some direction???or instruction??? k…cheers sarah!!