Beginner & comfy knitting mittens with a timeless style, my Chaud Time mittens are a free pattern here on the blog! Read through my inspiration, design process and everything on the perfect yarn that I choose.
Get the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.
My Inspiration of the Chaud Time Mittens
The other day I had to make a statement: I do not have simple and very warm mittens on hand.
All I found was an (old) pair of woolen mittens that I wore during my year in Quebec and who lived well if you know what I mean. Neither one nor two I got started in the design of a new pair of knitted mittens with a tight knit (stockinette) stitch to ensure a warm winter for my soft hands! They will be very useful for my next trip planned in the Pyrenees.
Why the name “Chaud Time”? Chaud is a french word to say hot or warm, just a reminder that these mittens are just so warm and cozy!
These mittens I l.o.v.e them! They are easy, without fuss and quick to knit. I find that they would go well worn in association with the Aurora snood but crochet this one!
Easy and Fast To Make
Beginners friendly, you will have to be comfortable with the technique of double pointed needles or circular needles. You can also help you with the construction photos that I inserted in the pattern.
Available in three sizes, you just need to measure the width of your hand above the thumb to find the right size as shown below.
The Printable PDF Version Of The Pattern
If, like me, you prefer watching your patterns on paper instead of knitting in front of a screen, the PDF version is made for you! This ad-free PDF is designed to be easy to print and contains all of the pattern images you find below. You can purchase the printable PDF on Ravelry HERE. (You also support a small indie designer by choosing the printable version, thank you)
I used Wool-Ease Thick and Quick from Lion Brand Yarn, it is a Super Bulky which contains 82% acrylic, 10% wool, 8% rayon. Machine washable and dryable even if I only highly recommend washing your wools item by hand, pressed (not twisted) and dried naturally and flat.
KNIT CHAUD TIME MITTENS
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Knit the Chaud Time mittens in a classic and timeless style. Easy to make in one go + thumb at the stockinette stitch and 1×1 rib for the cuffs.
Finished length measurements: 22cm/8.6″
Hand sizing above the thumb : S : 6,7in/17cm, M : 7in/18cm, L : 7,5in/19cm
Gauge (10 x 10cm/4″x4″)
Stockinette: 10 st x 14 rows.
↠ Dec : 2 k together
↠ Inc : stitch the needle in the previous stitch below (cf photo), 1 k.
-Mittens are knitted all at once from bottom to top + thumb. Four rows of 1×1 rib then all in stockinette stitch.
-sizes S and M are merged.
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CHAUD TIME MITTENS PATTERN
On a 8mm/us11 double pointed needle, cast on 18(20) sts divide it on 3 needles. With a 4th needle start knitting in the 1st st up to close in round. (Place a marker in the 1st st)
Round 1-4/ *1k, 1p* across.
Replace as you knit round 5 with 9mm/us13 needles:
Round 5 et 6/ Knit stitch across.
Round 7/ (marker in the 1st st) 1inc, 1k, 1inc, k across. (=20(22)st)
Round 8-10/ Knit stitch across.
Round 11/ 1inc, 3k, 1 inc, k across.(=22(24)st)
Round 12-15/ Knit stitch across.
Round 16/ Put the first 6 st on a needle or pin. (marker in last st of previous row) Cast on 2 sts, k across.
Round 17-27/ Knit stitch across. (=18(20)st)
Round 28/ 1 dec, 7(8)k, 1dec, 7(8)k. (=16(18)st)
Round 29/ Knit stitch across.
Round 30/ 1dec, 6(7)k, 1dec, 6(7)k. (=14(16)st)
Round 31/ *1 dec, 2k* across. (=10(11)st)
Round 32/ *1 dec* (x5) across (L : last dec : 3st tog).(=5st)
Cut the thread by leaving 10cm/4”, with the yarn needle pass the thread in the 5 last st then pull to tighten /close. Tuck the thread into the mitten, tie to finish off.
On a 9mm/us13 needle cast on 2 st (previously casted on).
Round 1-7/ Knit stitch across. (=8st)
Round 8/ *1 dec* (x4) across. (=4st)
Cut the thread by leaving 10cm/4”, with the yarn needle pass the thread in the 4 last st then pull to tighten /close. Tuck the thread into the mitten, tie to finish off.
→ Make the second mitten the same way.
st : stitch
k : knit
p : purl
inc : increase
dec : decrease