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The World's Simplest Mittens

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The World's Simplest Mittens

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Sometimes winter catches you by surprise and you need a pair of mittens, quick! These are a perfect quick knit or a blank canvas for experimentation! If this is your very first pair of mittens, check out our in depth tutorial, Let’s Knit a Super Simple Mitten.


  • fingering weight: 140 (160, 210, 260, 300) yards
  • DK weight 100 (120, 160, 190, 220) yards
  • worsted weight: 90 (100, 130, 160, 200) yards
  • chunky weight: 70 (80, 120, 150, 190) yards

(samples shown in Madelinetosh Tosh DK in ‘tomato’, SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted in ‘juicebox’, Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘princess rockstar’, and Sweet Fiber Cashmerino Worsted in ‘spanish coin’)


  • fingering: US #0 / 2mm and US #2 / 2.75mm
  • DK: US #3 / 3.25mm and US #5 / 3.75mm
  • worsted: US #5 / 3.75mm and US #7 / 4.5mm
  • chunky: US #6 / 4mm and US #8 / 5mm 

DPNs in both sizes or long circulars for magic loop (or as required to meet gauge)

A suggested DK weight yarn is shown below. 

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