Have you been wanting to knit mittens but don’t know where to start? Do the patterns requiring double pointed needles scare you? Is knitting in-the-round a technique you don’t feel ready for?
Look no further! You can knit mittens on straight needles! I’ve rounded up 9 beginner mitten knitting patterns. All of them are knitted flat on two straight needles and then sewn closed.
Some of the mitten patterns below are free, others charge a small free; all are PDF downloads so you can get started mitten knittin’ right away!
The patterns include very beginner projects as well as some to take your knitting to the next level - below you’ll find classic, ribbed cuff, cable cuff, Fair Isle, cable back, garter stitch, and striped mittens.
Easy Garter Mittens Knitting Pattern from Aunt Janet’s Designs is a perfect beginner mitten pattern. Knitted flat on two straight needles, you can avoid the dreaded double points! The mittens may be knitted in 4 sizes and are worked in bulky weight yarn for quick results!
Flat Chunky Mittens Knitting Pattern designed by Bee’s Knits. Grab some bulky weight yarn to create a pair of cozy mittens. Available in 4 sizes, these mittens are knitted flat on two needles.
Drops Designs Candy Crush Mittens Free Knitting Pattern is a fun knit for beginners and teens. Using a self striping aran (light chunky) weight yarn, these easy to make mittens are worked flat on two needles and then seamed.
Nancy Fry designed Bella Mittens Free Knitting Pattern after being inspired by the mittens worn by Bella in Twilight. The one-size mittens feature a gorgeous cable pattern on the back of the mitts. Knit yours in bulky weight yarn or holding two strands of worsted weight yarn.
So Simple Knitted Mittens is a free knitting pattern from Better Homes & Gardens. Pattern includes instructions to knit three sizes using chunky weight yarn. This beginner knitting pattern is worked on two needles.
It’s your turn!
Now that you know you can knit mittens on two needles, are you going to give them a try? Which pair of mittens are you going to knit? Let me know in the comments below.