knit pattern for mittens and gloves

“Pattern from history” posts were born when my lovely grandmother gave me all (well, almost all) of her old pattern sheets. And it was many. She collected those years and years and I think it’s a fantastic reflection of knitting history of our little country.

To make this little bit personal, I try to put little bit history of Estonia behind the year of the pattern. And I try to add all that my grandmother can remember and can tell me.

I added “can tell me” because my granny is little protective of me – she shares what she thinks I can handle – I’m a sensitive nature you see 🙂

I love her for that, but I can’t always get the hole truth about all that have happened.


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I’m not gonna talk about this era again. I don’t think you want me to repeat myself (I’ll do that in my intros already). So you can read about it in my last history post.

knitting stitches for gloves and mittens

Let’s get down to business.

Pattern repeat is 8 stitches and I really liked it because it’s like 4:4 ribbing with little decor. I most certainly see my self using this. Maybe changing something here and there…

Here we go:

Rnds 1 & 2: p;
Rnds 3 to 5: k;
Rnds 6 to 8: p;
Rnds 9 & 10: k;
Rnd 11: *k1, YO, k2tog, k1, p4* rep as many times you need;
Rnd 12: *k1, k2tog, YO, k1, p4* rep as many times you need;

Go on alternating rows 11 & 12;

Simple right?

And chart for you:

pattern chart for knit stitch pattern for gloves and mittens

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