Tuesday 27 August 2013

Garter Stitch Ridge Baby Mittens

I really love these cute little baby mittens.

These are made for charity - but they would make a great little baby shower gift. They are fast to make, and look great in a wide variety of colour combinations.

What a great way to use up small amounts of yarn left over from other projects.


DK yarn in two colours which look good together
4mm knitting needles


Length:  4.5", 11.5cm
Width:    5", 13cm all around 


Make 2 mittens.
Using 4mm needles and main colour cast on 29sts.

Work  18 rows in k1, p1 rib
Add in second colour
(do not cut off the first colour, simply carry it loosely up the side and use as required)
*  Using second colour work 4 rows in stocking stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl)
Using first colour  knit 2 rows *
Repeat from * to * twice more
Using second colour work 2 rows in stocking stitch
Shape top
Next Row:  K1, s1, K1, psso, k9, k2 tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, k1   (25sts)
Next Row:  Purl across row
Continue in first colour only
Next Row:  K1, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2 tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k1
Knit 3 rows
Next Row:  K1, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2 tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2 tog, k1    (17sts)
Cast off.
Join top and side seam.  Darn away ends.
Decorate with a little ribbon bow or a pretty flower if desired.

You might also like to make a matching hat and bootees ........

instructions here ~ 

Find my patterns at ~


  1. They are as cute as can be Marianna and I am looking forward to making lots. Thank you for the pattern. :)

  2. Love them!! Thank you for linking up at "Link & Share Wednesdays!" If you want you 'featured' button smaller just let me know what size and I will send it to you :) Rhondda

  3. Your mittens is sooooo cute! I wish i knew how to knit! (I crochet.) Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

    1. Have you tried Knooking? It's knitting using a crochet hook ... look it up on YouTube. Easier than my trying to explain.

  4. thye are cute, pretty colours too

  5. very cute - but what size? 0-6 months, 6-12 months?

    1. Thank you for your question. These will fit a baby of around 9months.
      (Babies vary such a lot in size that baby mittens are often given as one size)
      I have altered my pattern post to add the length and width of these mittens.
      Hope that helps. M

  6. is the psso, a double decrease or single?

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  8. And do you have to knit in the round for these?

    1. No you don't Nicole. you seam up the sides and top.

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  10. Why does is say at (Shape Top) K1, s1, K1, psso, k9, k2 tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, k1 (25sts) when you count it goes to 35 stitches even before you start that row and i got 29 stitches which is what you cast on with someone explain please ?????

  11. Do you have a pattern for these mittens in a new born size