Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mrs. Fitz Wrist Warmers Bulky Yarn - Variation on the Mini Mitts V 1.0

Needed a break from my knitting - I was getting hand cramps suddenly. I think its the shorter needle tips I've been employing, so in future I'll try longer tips. For now though I need to whip up a couple of quick gifts, so back to crochet. I did a variation of my Mrs. Fitz Mini Mitts (v 1.0). These are the same except there is no thumbhole and I added a decorative scalloped edge. Very easy to make, comfortable to wear, and pretty to look at. 

For the original pattern please see here . Below is where the hand picks up, along with the slight modifications.

Mrs. Fitz Wrist Warmers - Bulky Yarn

(Done with  5.5 mm / US size i hook in Malabrigo Mecha bulky yarn in a gauge of 16-17 sts and 14 rows = 4 inches in arm pattern)


Note: This variation of the mitt includes a cleaner join if you are making your hand a different color than the arm.

With RS facing, turn work ¼ turn clockwise. Ch 1, then work 27 HDC evenly into this edge, turn.

Row 1 (WS) –Attach new color now (cut your arm color, leaving a tail for seaming later), then, not skipping the first stitch (or if you are not changing color, ch 1, then, not skipping the first stitch-) work HDC into the 3rd LIF (loop in front) for 27 sts, turn. (27)

Row 2 (RS) – ch 1, HDC BLO 26, work last HDC as normal, turn (27)

Repeat rows 1 and 2, then row 1 a final time so you end on a WS row. (You can certainly make the hand as long or short as you like, just end on a WS row)

At your last stitch, if you use the same yarn, turn your work and do scalloped edge as such:

(RS) ch1,  3 HDC in that same stitch, sl next st, *3 HDC in next st, sl next st* 

or, if you are attaching new color, turn your work and add new yarn in first stitch, then *3HDC in next stitch, sl next st*

Weave in ends and stitch up seams. 


before seaming


  1. Hi Jen,

    Do you know if Cascadian 128 Superwash would be a good substitute using the 5.5m hook? It's about 128yds/100g, which is similar to what you used. I'm also confused as to how many to cast on since this alternate pattern picks up where the and section starts so I assume I'm suppose to use the arm section from the original pattern? But I thought that pattern was for thinner yarn? I'm making these for my SIL who has larger/average sized hands but bigger arms (she's much taller than I am) so I can't really use my own as a sample since my hands/arms are much smaller than hers?

    Please advise. Thanks! :)

    1. hi anne! it sounds like that cascade 128 is bulky, which is the same weight class as the yarn i used and even the yardage is very comparable, so i'd say give it a shot yes with the 5.5 hook. the alternate pattern is with the same yarn - the difference being that the hand had the thumbhole in that one, whereas the above pattern is without the thumbhole (and it has the scalloping). so the arm section remains the same for either. you can certainly make the arm portion bigger by crocheting more rows, and then the hand portion would be bigger as well since you'd be joining for the hand with more stitches. you'd have to play around a bit, maybe, when it comes to the scalloped edge, thats all. i hope that makes sense. let me know if you have more questions so we can get your SIL's mitts just right! :)

    2. Awesome, thanks Jen! I think I'll stick with your starting pattern and crochet loosely so that it has more give. I think your pattern is for average sizing? I have smaller than average wrist (5") so I think I'm not a good size tester :p LOL! Can't wait to give this a try! So pretty!! I'll keep you posted :)

    3. Finally done and my SIL loves it :) I didn't make the hands as big because I realized that the arm part was kinda long for what I think she will use it for. Here's a link to the picture :)

      My girls have now asked me to make these for them too. I'll be making them much shorter for them :)

    4. gorgeous! so thats the cascade 128, right? i'm so glad your SIL is pleased. have fun making them for your girls! thank you very much for sharing, annie :)

  2. I completed mine over a week of sporadic crochet and I'm thrilled with the results. Thank you so much for the pattern. I've linked to my project on ravelry using DROPS Nepal in goldenrod (yellow) and orange.

    1. Those look wonderful! So glad you are happy with the pattern 😀