Knit Hand Mitts by Janice Jones |Last updated 04-18-2023
This super easy knit hand mitt pattern is perfect for the beginner and works up fast with minimal effort. Created for a woman’s hand, just a few minor alterations will make them fit a man’s hand as well.
Only three different stitches are used, including ribbing, stockinette, and garter stitch. Both right and left-handed mitts are worked identically. Each one is knitted in a flat rectangular shape and then sewn together, leaving an opening for the thumb.
Finished Size: 7 inches (add an extra row or two if you prefer them to be longer)
For a larger size mitt, cast on more stitches in multiples of two; increase rows of stockinette stitch to add length to the mitt
5 stitches = 1 inch
Instructions: Make 2
Cast on 36 stitches using the long-tail cast-on method, leaving about a 10 inch tail for seaming.
TIP: cast on loosely, so the stitches are a bit stretchy
Rows 1 – 10
Ribbing: (K2, P2,) repeat to the end of the row
Make ten rows of ribbing stitch
Rows 11 – 24
Garter Stitch: Knit rows 11-24
Stockinette Stitch: 10 rows
Row 24: Knit
Row 25: Purl
Rows 24 and 25: Repeat rows 24 and 25, 4 more times
Ribbing: 12 rows
Row 36: (K2, P2) repeat to the end of the row
Repeat for 11 more rows
Last Row: Bind off following the K2, P2 pattern. Leave about a 10-inch tail to use for stitching the seam.
Using a yarn needle, sew sides from top-down and then from the bottom up, leaving about a 2 ½ inch opening for the thumbs. Weave ends and then cut leftover yarn close to the mitt.