Wanette Winter Set, Easy Knitting Patterns

Girl wearing matching easy knit ear warmer, cowl, and mittens. She stands in front of a brick wall and wears a gray coat. The knit accessories are striped with pink, blue, lime green, dark green, yellow, and dark purple. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Set of Easy Knitting Patterns

I bring you beautiful, but simple, winter accessories! This matched set includes a cowl, ear warmer headband, and mittens that are easy knitting patterns. These are sized to fit adults, but work just as well for teens and tweens. They fit my 11 year old daughter nicely, and they fit me nicely.

This easy knitting pattern is available free here in this post! However, if you prefer this pattern in an ad-free PDF, you can buy that on Ravelry or Etsy.

Easy handknit ribbed winter cowl in stripes of green, yellow, blue, pink, and red lying on a background of fall leaves. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.
Easy ribbed cowl
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Wanette Winter Set, Easy Knitting Patterns

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Difficulty Level Easy

Finished Measurements

Mittens About 7 ¼ inches long from wrist to fingertip and 8 ¼ inches around hand [18.5 cm long from wrist to fingertip and 21 cm around hand].

Cowl About 7 ½ inches wide and 33 inches around [19 cm wide and 84 cm around].

Headband About 3 ¼ inches wide and 16 ½ inches around [8.5 cm wide and 42 cm around]. This stretches to fit a wide range of sizes.

Yarn

Plymouth Yarn Gina Chunky (100% Wool, 131 yds [120 m], 3.5 oz [100 g], CYCA weight: 5 Bulky): #102 Brights, 2 skeins.

Knitting Needles

Size 9 40 inch [101.5 cm] circulars (for Magic Loop), or size 9 DPNs

Size 10 40 inch [102 cm] circulars (for Magic Loop), size 10 24 inch [61 cm] circulars or size 10 DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge. If you change this needle size, then use needles one size smaller instead of size 9.

Gauge

15 sts x 19 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in stockinette st on larger needles.

Notes

All 3 pieces are worked in the rnd with RS always facing, except for the 5 rows of the mitten thumbhole. You will work flat for those 5 rows.

I suggest that for all three pieces, you use the Super Stretchy Bind-off when binding off is needed. See instructions below.

Girl climbing a tree in the woods with branches in the background. She wears a gray winter coat and matching handknit winter accessories that are easy knitting patterns. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Super Stretchy Bind-off

For Cowl and Headband: K1, *P1, place left needle through backs of 2 sts on right needle, P2tog, K1, place left needle through fronts of 2 sts on right needle, K2tog tbl, repeat from * around, after BO every st, pick up and K1 st through first BO st, fasten off.

For Thumbhole of Mitten:

RS row: K2, *place left needle through fronts of 2 sts on the right needle, K2tog tbl**, K1, repeat from * to **.

WS row: P2, *place left needle through backs of 2 sts on right needle, P2tog**, P1, repeat from * to **.

Mittens

Cuff (If you aren’t sure how to make the cuff, see my tutorial here)

With smaller needles, cast on 32 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1: *K1, P1, repeat from * around.

Repeat Rnd 1 until cuff measures 3 inches [7.5 cm] from cast on edge.

Switch to larger needles.

Heel

Rnds 1-3: K around.

Rnd 4: K1, m1, K each st to last st, m1, K1 — 34 sts.

Rnds 5-7: K around.

Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 4 — 36 sts.

Rnds 9-12: K around.

Thumbhole

Row 1: BO 2 sts (see BO instructions), K each rem st, split to work flat, turn — 34 sts.

Row 2: BO 2 sts (see BO instructions), P each rem st, turn — 32 sts.

Row 3: K each st.

Hand

Rnd 1 (RS): Join to work in the rnd, K each st.

Rnds 2-16: K around

Rnds 17-23: *Ssk, K across first half to last 2 sts of first half, K2tog, repeat from * for second side — 4 sts.

With a long tail, gather rem sts. Fasten off.

Thumb

Beginning at bottom of thumbhole, pick up and K 12 sts around thumbhole.

Rnd 1: K each st TBL.

Rnds 2-11: K each st

Rnd 12: *Ssk, K2, K2tog, repeat from *. See short video tutorials for SSK and K2tog here.

With long tail, gather rem sts. Fasten off.

Easy knitting pattern for mittens for adults and teens. The mittens are striped in dark green, yellow, blue, purple, and pink. They lay on a bed of fall leaves. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Cowl

Using larger needles, either 24 inch [61 cm] circulars, or 8 inch [20.5 cm] DPNs, cast on 124 sts.

Rnd 1: Join to work in rnds, *K1, P1, repeat from * around.

Repeat Rnd 1 until width measures about 7 ¼ inches [18.5 cm] from cast on edge. BO according to instructions above.

Headband

Using larger needles, either 40 inch [101.5 cm] circulars for Magic Loop, or 6 inch [15 cm] or longer DPNs, cast on 60 sts.

Rnd 1: Join to work in rnds, *K1, P1, repeat from * around.

Repeat Rnd 1 until width measures about 3 inches [7.5 cm] from cast on edge, BO according to instructions above.

Weave in ends. Block headband and cowl.

And there you are! Three matching easy knitting patterns to get you all set for winter, or perhaps fall, for those of you in colder climates, wink.

Again, if you’d like the PDF of these three easy knitting patterns, you can find that on Ravelry or Etsy with the buttons below.

Back side view of a girl standing outside wearing a gray gingham coat and easy knit winter accessories. The ear warmer and cowl are ribbed and striped with green, blue, yellow, pink, purple, and red. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Happy knitting!

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