Yak Hands Mitten Pattern

Here is a new and improved version of the Yak Hands! Mittens. These mittens are knit at a slightly tighter gauge to make them extra warm and cozy for winter. At the end of the mittens you will need to Kitchener stitch the remaining stitches. Alternatively you could also do a three needle bind off, though this will leave a seam.


Materials
1 skein Lotus Yarns Tibetan Yak 4 100g/150 meters
4.5 mm double pointed needles
2 buttons

Gauge
10 sts and 13 rows in 2 inches

Abbreviations
k knit
p purl
k2tog knit two stitches together
ssk slip 2 sts, knit them together
p2tog purl two stitches together
M1 make one
Seed Stitch; Row 1: k1, p1 repeat to end; Row 2: p1, k1 repeat to end
M1: (increase 1 stitch) pick up the horizontal strand between the two stitches, twist, and knit

Left Glove
CO 34
Rounds 1-4: seed stitch*
Round 5: k1, p1, k2tog, double yarn over, p2tog, seed stitch to end
Rounds 6-10: seed stitch
Round 11: (WS) BO 6, p (28 sts)
Round 12: k
Round 13:  distribute sts onto 3 needles and join in round and k
Rounds 14-16 k
Round 17: k14, Place Marker, M1, k1, M1, Place Marker, k to end
Round 18: k
Round 19: k to marker, slip marker, M1, knit to marker, M1, slip marker, k to end
Round 20: k
Repeat Rounds 19-21 until 13 sts between markers
Rounds 22-23: k
Round 24: k to marker, slip marker off, put next 13 sts on holder or spare yarn, slip marker off, CO1, k to end (29 sts)
Round 25-36: k
Round 37: ssk, k to end (28 sts)
Rounds 38-45: k
Round 46: ssk, k12, k2tog, k12
Round 47: k
Round 48: ssk, k11, k2tog, k11
Round 49: ssk, k10, k2tog, k10
Kitchener stitch remaining 22 sts 
Thumb
Round 1: palm facing place 13 sts from waste yarn onto needles and knit, then pick up 5 sts from the gap on the inner thumb (18 sts)
Round 2: k to last two sts, k2tog
Round 3: k
continue Rounds 2-3 until you have 13 sts remaining
Rounds 4-7: k
Round 8: k2tog, k5, k2tog, k4
Round 9: k
Round 10: k2tog, k4, k2tog, k3
break yarn and tie off remaining 9 sts
Right  Glove
CO 34
Rounds 1-4: seed stitch
Round 5: seed stitch to last 6 sts, k2tog, double yarn over, p2tog, seed stitch to end
Rounds 6-10 seed stitch
Round 11: seed stitch 28 sts, BO 6, break yarn 
Round 12: (RS) rejoin yarn and k
Round 13:  distribute sts onto 3 needles and join in round and k
Rounds 14-16: k
Round 17: k14, Place Marker, M1, k1, M1, Place Marker, k to end
Round 18: k
Round 19: k to marker, slip marker, M1, knit to marker, M1, slip marker, k to end
Round 20: k
Repeat Rounds 19-20 until 13 sts between markers (6 times)
Rounds 22-23: k
Round 24: k to marker, slip marker off, put next 13 sts on holder or spare yarn, slip marker off, CO1, k to end (29 sts)
Round 25-36: k
Round 37: ssk, k to end (28 sts)
Rounds 38-45: k
Round 46: ssk, k12, k2tog, k12
Round 47: k
Round 48: ssk, k11, k2tog, k11
Round 49: k
Round 50: ssk, k10, k2tog, k10
Kitchener stitch remaining 22 sts
Thumb

Same as the thumb on the left glove. 



Photos courtesy of  Katy Doyle


If you have any questions/comments about this pattern, or need help you can email me at marichiba@gmail.com or leave a comment on this page. 

7 Responses

  1. Linda Fortune
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    Thanks for all the info, I’m a beginner knitter and look forward to trying out the gloves.

  2. Leah A. Wright
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    I have found my family in British Columbia Canada and it does get very cold up there. This would be a great necessity for my sister who drives to and from Kamloops to Merritt. We are Native Americans and this seems so nice. Thank you for the pattern. I will try this as soon as possible. Maybe use an acrylic. Can’t find this yarn here in Texas. Thank you, Leah….:)

  3. Penny
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    Hi Mari. These look absolutely perfect for the winter. Just one thing though, the Lotus yarn isn’t available here in the UK. What weight is it? I can’t decide if it’s a sort of Aran weight or chunky. Would be very grateful if you could let me know – if you do!!

    • Mari
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      It’s an aran weight yarn. Just pick a yarn that you can use to get the same gauge. Good luck!

  4. Marcy Maez
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    My needles are waiting for this pattern.

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  6. Renia
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    I love the yak hand mittens pattern. I would like to make them for my daughter, her hands are large. Do I need to incerase this pattern? Thanks, Renia

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