Mittens for Babes

[color=blue]Good morning. I am looking for favorite baby mitten patterns. My daughter has requested mittens for my grandson… without thumbs. I have never made mittens lol. Would love it if some favorites could be shared. Thanks so much!

anne
southern maine
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There are all KINDS of mittens HERE

Oooohhh…mittens without thumbs are really easy. I used the basic pattern from the book, Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns. I put a link below.

Basically, I followed the pattern and just left out the thumb gussett, so it’s just ribbing for the cuff, knitting in the round for a few inches and decreasing. Then I made a 2 stitch I-cord for a string to attach to the mittens, so when they come off, they don’t get lost. We always called it an “idiot string”, but I’m not sure that’s politically correct. :oops:

Ya know my expereince has been that babies pull these things off ALL the time. (ditoo for booties) unless they are tied on somehow. My advice: go with something with ties. :thumbsup: