This pattern first appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Knitscene magazine. It is now available as a self-published pattern on Ravelry for $5 USD. Click here to view it on Ravelry.
These mitts, knit seamlessly in the round, are a quick and fun introduction to brioche knitting, which produces a thick squishy fabric. Slight negative ease causes them to hug your hands, perfect for chilly fall days, while a stockinette thumb reduces bulk where you want it least.
These mitts will work well with a variety of worsted weight yarns, as long as they have good stitch definition to show off the honeycomb pattern. Plied or high-twist yarns will work best. Since this design is written with negative ease, I recommend a yarn with good elasticity that does not stretch out easily—wool instead of cotton, for example.
These mitts are worked in the round from the wrist up with a thumb gusset. Both mitts are worked the same. Almost all parts of these mitts can be lengthened or shortened to suit your preferences. Just knit more or fewer repeats of any of the stitch patterns!
220yd / 100g of worsted weight yarn.
Sample knit using Cascade 220 Superwash Merino in colorway Charcoal.
18 stitches and 40 rounds in 4” in Honeycomb Brioche (defined in the pattern).
24 stitches and 32 rounds in 4” in Stockinette stitch.
S (M, L, XL): 6.75 (7, 7.5, 8)” palm circumference and 6.75 (6.75, 7.5, 7.5)” length.
Length is adjustable.
Choose a size that is about ½” less than the circumference of your palm at its widest point above the thumb.
US 5 / 3.75mm circular needles or set of DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge).
Markers; waste yarn to be used as a stitch holder; tapestry needle.
Pattern instructions are written (no charts). This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.