Mittens – Basic With a Perfect Thumb – Worsted-Weight

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Published July 16, 2018

Red magic loop mittens with hands held palm out showing thumb
Red worsted-weight magic loop mittens with hands holding a green apple

A basic Magic Loop mitten pattern designed for worsted-weight yarn – featuring the World’s Best Mitten Thumb and a snug ribbed cuff with an invisible cast-on edge. Mittens can be knitted one-or two-at-a-time on Magic Loop.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
  • Finished Measurements: Fits a hand 7 ½ (8, 8 ½) inches around the palm of the hand (right above where the thumb branches off) and 6 ¾ (7 ¼, 7¾) inches long from base of hand to tip of middle finger


  • Yarn: 140 yards of worsted-weight wool
  • Needles: 1 pair circular needles, 47" for two-at-a-time, 40-47" for one-at-a-time
  • Needle size: US 7 (4.5 mm) or size required to get gauge (5 sts/in)
  • Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle, waste yarn


  • 5 sts/in in St st

Shown: 2.2 skeins Rowan Lima in 891 La Paz.

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