Alison Crowther-Smith

‘Double Pots’ Mittens


These fingerless mittens are really easy and very quick to knit.  A pair takes under 1 ball of 4 ply and a few grams of Kidsilk Haze.

As you knit the mitts – which are knitted in the round – you place  marker-lines of stitches along the way; later, once the mitten is complete, you return to these lines and use them as your guide to place a series of ruffles.

They have a fully fitted thumb.  If you use the Pure Wool 4 Ply you get a firmer feel to the mitt;  the Wool Cotton 4 Ply gives a snugglier, more relaxed feel.

You will need 1 X 50 gram ball of Rowan Pure Wool 4 Ply or Wool Cotton 4 Ply;  and 1 ball – in fact, remnants will do – of Kidsilk Haze, a set of 3mm DPNs or whatever you prefer to knit in the round;  and a stitch marker.

One option would be to use the smallest left-overs of Kidsilk Haze that you may have hoarded – a frill takes under 2 grams – and have the frills in different shades.  Another would be to use Pure Wool 4 Ply for both the mitten and the frills, thus creating a machine washable mitten.  Practical and pretty.

I rate these mitts as easy.

You can buy this pattern here – £4: