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Let’s Start Your First set of Mittens

Keep your hands toasty with your very own knit mittens designed by Flax & Twine. Now that you’ve worked through knitting a scarf and a hat, you’re ready to knit yourself a pair of mittens. All the knitting stitches you’ve learned will be used in this project and you will also learn how to manipulate those stitches to create shaping. This will become an essential skill for when you want to start knitting garments, like a beautiful knit sweater!

Pattern Tutorial

Watch as Anne of Flax & Twine shows you step-by-step, how to knit a cozy pair of mittens in Patons Classic Wool Bulky.


  • 2 balls Patons Classic Wool Bulky, Dark Gray Ragg
  • Knitting needles, size U.S 10 (6mm) and size U.S. 10½ (6.5 mm)

An important part of knitting is achieving the correct tension. Tension is the amount of stitches and rows you need to knit within given measurements so you end up with a proper knit project. You can always go up or down in needle sizes to achieve proper tension.

Skills, Details, & Handy Tips

Need a little extra help? The diagrams and videos below help break down each individual technique, so you can master your new-found knitting skills. Plus, get some helpful tips from Flax & Twine herself.

Purl Stitch | Knit Stitch | Cast Off Knitwise

Purl Stitch

Anne's Tip

The purl stitch is one of the two most important stitches to learn as a beginner knitter. Being able to recognize the distinct raised ‘bump’ also know as the ‘purl’ this stitch creates will help you understand how your project is taking shape.

Purl Step 1
Purl Step 2
Purl Step 3

Knit Stitch

Anne's Tip

The knit stitch is one of the two most important stitches to learn as a beginner knitter. Being able to recognize the distinct 'v' shape and look of a knit stitch will help you greatly when working.

Knit Step 1
Knit Step 2
Knit Step 3
Knit Step 4
Knit Step 5

Cast Off Knitwise

Anne's Tip

When knitting make sure you keep your tension even, not too loose and not too tight. Keep your hands relaxed, this will be especially important when you’re casting off as you want to make sure your finish is as nice as your stitches.

Cast Off Knitwise Step 1
Cast Off KnitwiseStep 2


We want to see your progress! Let other like-minded newbies take a peek at your hard work by sharing a photo in our private Facebook Group. You can also tag us on Instagram using #Yarnspirations and #Learn2Knit.

Meet Anne

Hello! I'm Anne, the voice and creative mind behind Flax & Twine. I am a maker and lover of beautiful things.

Clean and simple design thrills me. I make things for home, for play, for gifts or for fun. More than that, I love showing others how to make them, too! I find peace and happiness in making, but understand the challenges of finding the time as a busy mother of three. Wanting happy-making in my life inspired me to start writing this blog and then, to leave my life in investment banking behind. Stay a while and let me bring a little of my happy handmade life to you!

Warmly, Anne