Four Needle Mittens

Four Needle Mittens
Four Needle Mittens - Free Pattern


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These pretty little mittens are the perfect accessory for any winter ensemble.  They fit ladies, young adults, and teens’ hands nicely.  And you can knit them up quick and easy in several different colors.  They also double as a fun hand-made gift for friends and family.  Knit up a pair and take them to your next office gift exchange and listen to the oohs and ahhs!

This pattern was kindly contributed by designer: Bruce Brayton.  For questions regarding this pattern, please contact Bruce at:

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:  I use 4 needles, #3, with 4 ply yarn.  I like Red Heart, 75% acrylic 25% rayon. 

Special Notes:  Size - This pattern makes a nice set for small ladies hand or most teenage girls and boys with small hands.


 Pattern: Cast on 44 sts on 3 needles (12,16,16).

Knit 2, purl 2 for about 2.5" k6 rows on 7th row k2, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k to end of row k 8th & 9th row on 10th row k2, inc 1, k3, inc 1, k to end of row k 11th & 12th row on 13th row k2, inc 1, k5, inc 1, k to end of row k 14th & 15th row on 16th row k2, inc 1, k7, inc 1, k to end of row k 17th & 18th row on 19th row k2, inc 1, k9, inc 1, k to end of row k 2, 3 or 4 more rows, i knit until i have about 2.5" from end of cuff. Then slip 2 stitches from #3 needle over to #1 needle then k3 drop 13 sts on pc of yarn (will be 11 plus 1 on each side of the stitches you have cast on. i then cast on 3 stitches over needle and pc of yarn and continue to knit around. Then knit about 27 rows or until you get about 5 3/4" To narrow or decrease k 4, k2tg, repeat to end of row k 3 rows k 3, k2tg, repeat to end of row k 2 rows k 2, k2tg, repeat to end of row k 1 row k 1, k2tg, repeat to end of row k 1 row k2tg, repeat leaving 6sts draw end of yarn thru the 6 sts and pull inside and finish off. Thumb put the 13 stitches you dropped on 2 needles put the 3 you have cast on over pc of yarn plus whatever you feel you need to close the hole. I usually pick up at least 2 on each side of the 3. knit around reduce to 18sts on 3 needles k total of 15 rows. reduce to 14 sts k 1 row k1, k2tg (repeat leaving 6 sts. Finish as with end of hand.

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