Yorkshire Morning Mitts (Free Knitting Pattern)

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When the sun shines in Yorkshire, United Kingdom, it becomes one of the most beautiful places in the world. Since the weather can change in a moment, fingerless gloves are the perfect year-round accessory. The cable and lace panel along the top add interest for seasoned knitters and practice for newer knitters, without being fiddly. They’re the perfect choice to show off a beautiful skein of solid luxury or hand-dyed yarn.
 
Finished Size
6 1/4 (7 1/4)" (16 [18.5]) cm in circumference and 9 (10 1/2)" (23 [26.5] cm) long. Mitts shown measure 6 1/4" (16 cm).
 
Yarn
DK weight (#3 Light)
Shown here: Rowan Pure Wool
DK (100% superwash wool; 142 yd [130 m]/50 g): #048 clay, 1 (2) balls.
 
Needles
U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
 
Notions
Cable needle (cn); markers (m); waste yarn; tapestry needle.
 
Gauge
24 sts and 34 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st.
 
Note: Mitts are worked in the round.

Step 1

RIGHT MITT
 
WRIST
CO 37 (43) sts. Place marker (pm) and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist sts. Work in garter st (purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd) for 5 rnds. Change to St st and work 4 rnds even.
 
Set-up rnd: Work Yorkshire Cable chart over 17 sts, pm, knit to end.
 
Cont as established, work Rnds 1−6 of chart 6 (7) times.

Step 2

THUMB GUSSET
Rnd 1: Work in patt to m, sl m, k1, pm for gusset, k1f&b (see Techniques), k1, k1f&b, pm for gusset, knit to end—39 (45) sts; 5 sts between gusset m.
 
Rnds 2−3: Work even.
 
Rnd 4: Work to gusset m, sl m, k1f&b, knit to 1 st before next m, k1f&b, sl m, knit to end—2 sts inc’d between gusset m.
 
Rep Rnds 2−4 four (five) more times—49 (57) sts; 15 (17) sts between
gusset m.
 
Work 2 rnds even.
 
Next rnd: Work in patt to gusset m, remove m, place next 15 (17) sts on waste yarn for thumb, remove m, use the backward loop method to CO 3 sts, knit to end—37 (43) sts rem.

Step 3

HAND
Work even until you have completed a total of 11 (13) reps of chart, ending with Rnd 6. Beg with a purl rnd, work in garter st for 5 rnds.
Loosely BO all sts.

Step 4

THUMB
Place 15 (17) held sts on needle. Join yarn, pick up and knit 3 sts from CO edge, pm and join to work in the round—18 (20) sts. Knit 6 rnds. Beg with a purl rnd, work in garter st for 5 rnds. Loosely BO all sts.

Step 5

LEFT MITT
 
WRIST
Work as for right mitt.

Step 6

THUMB GUSSET
Rnd 1: Work in patt to last 4 sts, pm for gusset, k1f&b, k1, k1f&b, pm for gusset, k1—39 (45) sts; 5 sts between gusset m.
Complete as for right mitt.

Step 7

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Block.

Step 8

This pattern is excerpted with permission from "3 Skeins or Less: Fresh Knitted Accessories" by Tanis Gray (Interweave/F+W; $24.99).



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