Snowy Night Mitten Pattern


This circularly knitted project will give you practice with some traditional Estonian mitten techniques. Once you’ve worked the method used in the cuff, it can be applied to sleeve cuffs and sock tops as well!


The Estonian cuff is made of Biased, or Diagonal Ribbing that looks like entrelac, but is actually striped knitting. In the main part of the hand, there are three different snowflakes to be worked, depending on the size knitted, while diagonal lines are knitted on the palm.  For the fingerless mitt, the open hand is finished off with a striped garter stitch edge, while the mitten has a pointed tip construction. The thumb hole is created using the classic “Afterthought” method. The pattern includes photos and instructions for the special M1o (“Make 1 open”) increase for the ribbing (and here is a video about that), the Vikkel Braid, and charts for three sizes. A link to the afterthought thumb will take you to that video on Beth’s YouTube Channel.

Featured Techniques: Biased (Diagonal) Ribbing, the Vikkel Braid, the afterthought thumb

Size: Child’s Large (Women’s Medium, Men’s Medium to Large)

Gauge: 24 sts and 26 rnds to 4″ or 10cm

You can purchase the kit here!


  • Two skeins (for small and medium) or three skeins (for large) of sport weight or DK weight yarn (navy and white)
  • One set of four US size 4/3.5 mm (US size 6/4.0 mm) double-pointed needles
  • Stitch marker, smooth contrasting waste yarn, tapestry needle, scissors