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 Thumbless Baby Mitten Pattern Photo

Thumbless Baby Mitten Pattern Photo

Dale Baby nr. 60 - modell nr. 3. Knitting magazine published in 1994.


Black and White Mittens Instructions

Black and White Mittens Instructions

Dale Baby nr.60 modell nr.3 instructions:
Materials: Dale Baby ull (wool)
Gauge: 32 sts and 38 rnds of pattern = 4"
Suggested needle size: dp needles in US size 2 (2.5 mm). Use size to obtain correct gauge.


Black and White Thumbless Mittens Palm

Black and White Thumbless Mittens Palm

Circa 1994 pattern knit with Dale Baby ull.


Dale Baby nr. 60 - source of the thumbless black and white baby mitten

Dale Baby nr. 60 - source of the thumbless black and white baby mitten

Knitting magazine published in 1994.


Incomplete Pair of Thumbless Baby Mittens

Incomplete Pair of Thumbless Baby Mittens

It would be a good story if I could say that the mate to this lovely mitten was lost.

No. It was never begun. This Dale of Norway baby mitten measures 4.5"(11.5cm) x 2"(5cm). The pattern (modell nr. 3) is from the 1994 Dale Baby Collection (nr. 60) magazine. I've put the pattern in this album on a later page.

The little charmer was knit with Baby Dale yarn and intended for my third child (in 1994). It still awaits a happy ending twelve years later. I've got the yarn, and in my defense she was colicky and I did finish her lovely Norwegian sweater while bobbing her up and down in a BabyBjorn. Good intentions are sometimes just that. But, I swear, I will finish the second mitten before she becomes a teenager.


Lillehammer Olympics Mittens

Lillehammer Olympics Mittens

I want a pair just like the mittens in this screenshot from the opening ceremonies.


Liv's Mittens Are Ready for the Cold

Liv's Mittens Are Ready for the Cold

I made the dolls during our quiet time in Wisconsin a few years ago... even the hats, but that is a story for another day.


Moss Cuffed Mittens

Moss Cuffed Mittens

I knit this pair of mittens for myself. My black coat has tight cuffs and I designed the mossy cuff to go over them.


Pattern graph - Black and White Thumbless Baby Mittens

Pattern graph - Black and White Thumbless Baby Mittens

Dale Baby nr.60 magazine
modell nr.3
circa 1994


Sami Mittens With a Small Color Rebellion

Sami Mittens With a Small Color Rebellion

My mom got the surprise this Christmas of a pair of Sami mittens that I knit for her. The colors are my rebellion against the traditional colors of red, white, and blue. My thanks to friend Dedi for getting me to pull out my needles and stash of Heilo yarn. I used a pattern for this pair found in the wonderful book: Folk Mittens by Marcia Lewandowski. Click HERE to view the book at amazon.com .

The pattern knit up too long for my mother's hands, so I modified the design at the top. I also left off the tassels because I couldn't braid them to look the way I wanted, and I rationalized that Mom wouldn't be taking the mittens off to tie them to her belt while she adjusted reindeer harnesses anyway.


Thumbless Mittens: Worn By Three Babies and Never Lost

Thumbless Mittens: Worn By Three Babies and Never Lost

This sweet pair of mittens measures 4"(10cm) x 2 1/4"(6cm).

I knit them for my son back in 1992. Amazingly, not only my son, but the two daughters that followed wore them and they are intact and ready for that shadow box I never get around to. Now we lose a pair of mittens every week, but those are the generic nylon type bought at REI.

Baby mittens like these are a fantastic way to become brave about knitting in the round, two-color knitting and knitting mittens in general. No thumbs! Thumbs are not to be feared, but they do add complexity.


Two Strand Mittens With a Fur Cuff

Two Strand Mittens With a Fur Cuff

This pair of mittens is my pattern. Perfect for my 10 year old daughter. Knit the mitten body first. Then pick up stitches at the cuff with a crochet hook.

The mitten body was knit alternating two balls of multi-color yarn. Doing that made the mittens warm and the color more interesting.

For the cuff, I purled a doubled strand of the pale gold fur.


Wild Yarn Paints Liv's Mittens

Wild Yarn Paints Liv's Mittens

Liv wanted mittens that went with her Hanna Andersson parka and she wanted them to be soft. I figured out a way to combine Kaffe Fassett worsted wool with a gaudy fleece yarn and the results are fantastic.