Pattern release for my Favorite Everyday Mitts – on Ravelry this week!
My Favorite Everyday Mitts Knitting Pattern
I love fingerless mitts and these are my favorite for everyday wear! They rank 2nd (after socks) for my favorite projects to knit. They’re a quick and easy gift and delightful to wear. This design is currently my favorite. After knitting more pairs of mitts than I can count, I’ve come up with my favorite construction and design and this is it!
I’m so excited to release the pattern this week in my Ravelry Store, Elise Marie Designs. After many test knits, I’ve perfected the technique that produces lovely mitts every time.
Knit with fingering weight (or sock) yarn, they are light enough to wear indoors while still warm enough for spring and fall walks. The top finishing details looks more refined than my winter ribbed mitts, so they look nice even on a night out.
Beginner Knitters, this pattern is totally for you! I have written out each row’s instructions, so grab a row counter (or pen and paper) and just follow along. If you want to improve your skills knitting in the round, either with MagicLoop or DPN, this is an ideal pattern and you’ll end up with a lovely item at the end.
Knitters that have something on the needles all the time (my hand is raised here) can appreciate a project that uses up stashed leftovers and is just a relaxing knit. If you love knitting socks, you’ll love knitting these mitts as I use a few of the same techniques but they’ll be off your needles in half the time.
Tips & Tricks
In all my patterns, I include tips and tricks that I have discovered and perfected. As a pattern designer, I care so much about making sure knitters are happy when they finish the item, and little helps along the way are so useful.
This pattern has tips on joining the thumb without any holes that need to be sewn up at the end. A perfect gusset and join look so lovely!
Maybe most important of all, this pattern will definitely showcase your lovely yarns. A basic canvas, really, this mitt will look completely different depending on your yarn choice, so have some fun here. I knit these in my own hand-dyed merino blend, I call this color Firewood.
Self-striping, speckled, variegated, or solid, go wild with your selection. There are usually a few skeins in my stash that I bought because they looked so fun, but finding a project that would show off the yarn is sometimes challenging. If you have one of those skeins lingering on your shelves, pull it out and go get my pattern and share the end result with us!