Elizabeth Zimmermann Mitered Mittens

from Knitter’s Almanac, p. 61

Gauge: 4.5 st to 1 in
Needles: 5 DPNs in size needed to achieve gauge

Size: Adult (8 inches around hand)

Row 1. CO 48 st (12 st per needle), one working needle.

Row 2. k1,p1 for 5 rounds.

Row 3:

Pattern (by needle)

Needles 1  and 3: k1, m1, k to last 2, k2tog

Needles 2 and 4: ssk, k to last st, m1, k1

Row 4: k

Repeat rows 3 and 4  until length is sufficient to reach little finger (usually 9.5 inches).

Eliminate m1 stitches and continue until 8 st remain.

Weave 4 st and 4 st together, or just fasten off the ends.


Snip 1 st where you want the center of the thumb to be.

Unravel 7 st each side of snip.

Pick up st on 3 needles. k 15 rounds. Fasten off. Neaten corners with the snipped yarn that’s hanging out there.




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