Easy Machine Knit Mittens with Thumb Gusset Free Pattern

IMG_2178More discovery for me, a pattern I wrote years ago for beginning machine knitters, making something useful for the entire family, MITTENS!

I’ve fine tuned it, added a smaller size for tots, and a couple of pictures. 

I wrote this as a “Fill in the Blank” pattern, so print it out and circle the info for the size you want to knit. 

These are quick to knit, so if your gauge is a bit off, make another, or two more for a pair and a spare.  Then give them away.  Someone’s cold hands will thank you.  Please let me know if you make these, and if my instructions are clear.

mittens with gusset in worsted weight click for a printable PDF

15 thoughts on “Easy Machine Knit Mittens with Thumb Gusset Free Pattern”

  1. I’ve been away from my machine for years – trying to get going again with you mitts pattern. What does (needles 00W count) mean? I HOPE MY MIND TURNS ON IF I CAN JUST GET STARTED – PAST THE FIRST BOX OF YOUR PATTERN. Thanks if you can get me going.

      1. Wow, thanks for your speedy reply. I’m still shaking with fear to start – reviewing terms, setting up, stalling, etc. There’s a page in my instruction book describing how to bind off k1 p1 ribbing which I didn’t think was possible without a ribber attachment. Guess I should just start. Can hardly fathom that I used to knit sweaters with trains, flowers, lacy baby sweaters, booties, etc. BUT I’ve never knit mitts with gussets.

      2. Well, I’m up to the thumb gusset, and things are SLOWLY coming together. When your pattern says “make stitches to fill in for the thumb” does that mean picking up the stitches on the edge between the markers?

    1. I’m wondering what kind of machine you use for these mitts? Mine is a Singer Memo-matic. I used a heavy wool that my book says to use every other needle for, but I couldn’t figure out how to do that to make the mock-rib, etc. The mitts turned out stiff as boards and baby size. I wasn’t too concerned – I just wanted to understand the pattern. But now I’d like to make bigger mitts that are’t so stiff. Any tips?

      1. Hi Marilyn, I’ve made these on a Brother 230, Brother 260, Singer 155 and an LK150. Never on a standard gauge, though. I found that when I did try to convert a pattern designed for a chunky to knit on a standard, that yes, it’s every other needle, tension dial at 9 or 10 and sometimes I even hand-fed so I could skip the upper tension assembly.

          1. You don’t need a ribber to do “every other needle” when knitting on a standard gauge. I am assuming you’re using every other needle just to follow the pattern, so then you’d use every 4th for every other. Make any sense?

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  3. Hello Yvette,
    After my machines being in storage for 15 years while raising my 3 children, I dug them out and got going once again. I love making lacey socks, shawls, sweaters, coffee mug covers, and many other items including matching skirts with sweaters. However I have never tried mittens and am looking forward to trying your pattern very soon. Thanks for your website and inspiration! I’ve just signed up for your posts by email notification! 😊 Angela

    1. thanks for hanging out with me Angela 🙂 If you have any questions about the mitten pattern, please don’t be shy. (a hint with these mittens) ……because there is not right hand or left hand, I often knit 3 of them, making a pair and a spare.

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