Spruce Tree Mittens

Spruce Tree Mittens Pattern (PDF)

The idea for these mittens was originally a structural one: why not put all the increases for the thumb gusset on one side, to make a more form-fitting shape? The final result is a cozy pair of mirror-image mittens, with a tall and skinny cable up the back. The cable pattern reminded me of the shape of the spruce trees we have here in interior Alaska, where warm mittens are a necessity eight months of the year. Enjoy!

Yarn: Malabrigo worsted, 1 skein “Burgundy”

Needles: set of five US #7 (4.5 mm) needles, double pointed (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Notions: tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers, one cable needle

Gauge: 18 stitches, 24 rows for 4 inch (10.2 cm) x 4 inch (10.2 cm) block in stockinette stitch

Finished measurements: 4 inches (10.2 cm) wide (across palm), 111/4 inches (28.6 cm) tall (including 3 inch (7.6 cm) cuff); designed to fit hand with 71/2 inch (19 cm) palm circumference with 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) positive ease

Spruce Tree Mittens Pattern (PDF)


8 responses to “Spruce Tree Mittens

  1. Sara

    Thank you so much for the pattern! I was desperately looking for a mittens pattern that was simple yet also beautiful & this was what I was waiting for!

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  3. Mary

    I am a beginner but I had to copy your pattern for the future. They are so pretty. I’m going to tackle basic mittens first and save your pattern when I have more experience. Tx.
    Mary in CO.

  4. Ali

    Thanks so much for the pattern. They are knitting up nicely.

  5. Geneva

    Thank you! I’m an experienced crocheter and somewhat new to knitting. I used your pattern to make my first pair of mittens ever! Very well written pattern resulting in a professional-looking craft. Am saving these for myself 🙂

  6. knewknitter

    Love your thumb placement! Thanks

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