Apple Picking Mitts – by Helena Timms


A quick DK knitted fingerless mitten pattern with a folded cuff and simple colourwork. These cozy mitts are perfect for crisp autumn days, and great for anyone who needs fingertips free but suffers from cold hands! Written for 2 adult sizes using 4 colours – 3 complementary and 1 contrast – so you can have fun putting together your own palette. Worked from the folded cuff down with thumb cast on separately.


John Arbon Textiles Appledore, DK 4 colours, 1x 25g mini skein of each colour
Shown in:
C1 – Ellis Bitter / Yeovil Sour
C2 – Quench / Sweet Coppin
C3 – Slack Ma Girdle / Winter Stubbard
C4 – Pig Snout / Foxwhelp

Finished Measurements

Adult Medium[Large]
To fit 21.5[24]cm/8.5[9.5]” palm circumference

Actual size:
7[7.5]cm/2.75[3]” wide at wrist & start of thumb,
9[9.5]cm/3.5[3.75]” widest point across thumb,
25.5[26.5]cm/10[10.5]” length

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3.75mm & 4.5mm needles for working in the round – dpns or circular needles


Scrap yarn, stitch marker, tapestry needle and mitten blockers (optional)


26 sts and 24 rounds to 10cm/4” on 4.5mm needles in colourwork pattern in the round after blocking