Baby mittens knitting pattern ideas Guide

Guide to cool baby mittens knitting pattern ideas.

Baby mittens and adult mittens differ in one area. Adult mittens have a separation for the thumb while baby mittens do not. So if you haven’t learn how to do thumbs or fingers, start with baby mittens first. Besides, they are great yarn busters.

If you know how to do magic loop, try knitting both mittens at the same time using 2 long circular needles. Knitting them in tandem seems to make them knit faster. 🙂

1. Infant mittens

Purlsoho infant mittens
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Purlsoho always offer really good patterns and knitting ideas. These mittens for infants are attached together with i-cord so that you don’t lose them. The design is a few rows of colours on a base of white. Basic and understated. If you have never tried colour changing, this is a good project to start.

Get the pattern of Infant Mittens.

Intarsia or Fair Isle Patterns

2. Baby mittens with Marius pattern

Baby mittens with Marius
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This colourwork pattern was inspired by the Norwegian Marius sweater. This sweater was designed by Unn Søiland, a Norwegian knitwear designer and made famous by an actor Marius Eriksen. I think it is an ideal project to try out a Norwegian colourwork on a small scale to see if you like this kind of work.

Get the pattern of Baby Mittens with Marius Pattern.

3. Baby Mitts in 3 colours by Susan B. Anderson

Mittens in 3 colours
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Make 3 different mittens with the same 3 colours. This will certainly cut the boredom if you intend to make more than a dozen. Get the pattern of Mittens in 3 Colours. (need a pdf reader to open)

4. Garter Stitch Ridge Baby Mittens

Garter Stitch Ridge Mittens
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All the patterns before this one are stockinette stitch and colourwork. This one has a few garter stitch rows. Knitting garter stitch flat and in the round is a little different and this small project is good for appreciating and understanding the difference.

Get the pattern of Garter Stitch Ridge Baby Mittens.

Video Tutorials

Baby knits are such quick projects with simple straightforward instructions. Here are some patterns in audiovisual format. Watch them as many times as you need to get the hang of it. Knit along by pausing whenever you need to.

5. Newborn to 3-month Knitted Mittens

6. No Scratches Baby Mittens

There is no sound for this video. Written instructions are displayed at the top of the video.

Happy Knitting!