McAlester Mittens, Knit Mittens Pattern

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Knit Mittens Pattern

McAlester Mittens is a knit mittens pattern with light texture made in the ultra soft Cascade Yarns Eco Duo. These would make a luxurious treat for yourself or a loved one! They start with a 3 inch ribbed cuff, and then you will use charts to create the texture on the top of the hand.

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What yarn should I use for this knit mittens pattern?

Cascade Yarns Eco Duo is a mixture of 70% undyed baby alpaca and 30% undyed merino wool. Each skein contains 100 g and 197 yds of worsted weight yarn. As I said, Cascade Eco Duo is amazingly soft! Truly one of the softest yarns I’ve ever used! It comes in unwound hanks, so you’ll need to wind it into a center-pull ball or cake yourself. If you don’t have a swift and ball-winder, why not get one?! They are super useful tools to have. You can get this beautiful set from We Crochet. Or you can use my tutorial here to wind it into a center-pull ball without any equipment!

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Buy Cascade Yarns Eco Duo here! You will need just one skein in order to make one pair of mittens. I made the largest size and they used about 135 yds of yarn.

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Stash Busting Challenge

Are you here for the Stash Busting Challenge? Welcome! My premium knitting pattern, McAlester Mittens, is free to download from June 22-28 along with a dozen or so other patterns that you can find on my roundup page!

To get the free patterns, visit my roundup page and find the coupon code for the challenge. Make a note of the code. Then come back to this post and scroll all the way to the bottom to find the download button. That will take you to Ravelry. Use the coupon code at checkout and your pattern download will be free!

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I’ve never knit mittens. How can I learn?

A few years ago I designed a really basic knit mittens pattern that was part of a winter accessories set called Wanette Winter Set. Along with that, I made some tutorial videos to demonstrate the different parts of knitting mittens. McAlester Mittens use similar techniques, though not exactly the same. If you are new to knitting mittens, I suggest watching those videos to help you with any parts you may not know how to do.

Learn to knit the ribbed cuff here.

Learn how to make the thumbhole, fingertip decreases, and thumb here.

Additionally, you will need to know some common knitting decreases and I have some videos for those here.

Photo of a person in a black puffy coat and purple shirt wearing knit mittens in white, gray, and black with subtle texture on the back of the hand. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

What sizes of mittens are included in this knit mittens pattern?

The McAlester Mittens knitting pattern includes four sizes for children and adults. The smallest size is for hands that are about 6 inches around the palm, and the largest size is for hands that are about 9 inches around the palm. So you can knit these mittens for both children and adults.

What else will I need to make the McAlester Mittens?

You will need US size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles. I used a 32 inch circular and the magic loop method, which you can see demonstrated in the tutorial video I referenced above. However, you can also use double pointed needles (DPNs) if you prefer. You will also need a yarn needle to weave in your ends.

Where can I get the McAlester Mittens knitting pattern?

You can purchase this knit mittens pattern on Ravelry or Etsy. There will likely be times in the future that I offer this pattern at a discount or even free! Subscribe to my newsletter to be sure that you don’t miss that opportunity!

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Stash Busting Challenge free download

Do you have the coupon code for the week? If so, click the download button to be directed to Ravelry. Add the pattern to your cart, click where it says “use a coupon code,” enter the code, complete the “purchase,” and the download will be free!

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Photo of knit mittens in stripes of white, gray, and black with v-shaped stripes on the back of the hand. The mittens sit on the cut surface of a log along with yellow fall leaves. Yellow panel with text reads: Knit mittens for children and adults. Get the knitting pattern at BananaMoonStudio.com.
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Photo of a person wearing a black, puffy coat and lavender shirt along with knit mittens in white, gray, and black. Purple and white panels with text read: Knitting pattern. Mittens for children and adults. Banana Moon Studio.
Photo of a person wearing a black, puffy coat and lavender shirt along with knit mittens in white, gray, and black with subtle texture. White and purple panels with text read: Mittens for children and adults. Knitting pattern. Lightly textured. Banana Moon Studio.
Three photos showing a person wearing knit mittens in gray, black, and white. Then the same mittens on the cut surface of a log. Then a close up photo of the v-shaped textured lines on the back of the mitten. Aqua background with text that reads: Knitting pattern. Mittens for children and adults. Banana Moon Studio.

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