Cafe au Lait mittens

I saw the Cafe au Lait mitts in my local yarn store and decided to make them full mittens for my mom as a Christmas gift.  Below is my addition to the original pattern to make the full mittens as opposed to mitts. 

Cafe au Lait

Cafe Au Lait Mittens

I worked the 8 row lace pattern 7 times and then decreased as follows:

Row 1: (K3, K2tog, K1)(K3, K2tog, YO, K1) Repeat around ending with (K3, K2tog, K1)

Row 2: (K2, K2tog, YO, K1)(K2, K2tog, YO, K2) Repeat around ending with (K2, K2tog, YO, K1)

Row 3: (K1, K2tog, YO, K2)(K1, K2tog, K3) Repeat around ending with (K1, K2tog, YO, K2)

Row 4: (K2tog, YO, K3) Repeat around

Row 5: (K1, SSK, K2)(K1, YO, SSK, K2) Repeat around ending with (K1, SSK, K2)

Row 6: (K1, YO, SSK, K1)(K2, YO, SSK, K1) Repeat around ending with (K1, YO, SSK, K1)

Row 7: (K4)(K3, SSK) Repeat around ending with K4

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: K2, SSK, K2tog, K9, SSK, K2tog, K9

Row 10: K1, SSK, K2tog, K7, SSK, K2tog, K8

Row 11: SSK, K2tog, K2tog, K1, SSK, SSK, K2tog, K2tog, K3, SSK

Break yarn, weave tail through remaining stitches and pull tight.

Notes – optional

  • Cuff ribbing – I knit the knit stitches through the back loop to twist the stitches for better stitch definition
  • I added a lining by picking up the same number of stitches originally cast on from the inside of the cuff using a lighter weight yarn (same needle size). When lining reaches the point where the outer mitten gusset begin, start increasing for gusset stitches the same as original pattern and knit straight stockinette until lining reaches outern mitten top decreases, decreasing at top as follows:
  1. K5, K2tog around
  2. Knit 2 rounds even
  3. K4, K2tog around
  4. Knit 2 rounds even
  5. K3, K2tog around
  6. Knit 2 rounds even
  7. K2, K2tog around
  8. Knit 1 round even
  9. K1, K2tog around
  10. K2tog around
  11. Break yarn leaving a good lenth tail, thread through remaining stitches and pull tight

If you have questions about this bit, feel free to message me!


4 responses

  1. Thank you so much for this added piece to make them mittens. Since we are being hit with a super duper of a storm it may be a great day to knit mittens. Vanessa – Upstate NY

    February 2, 2011 at 6:09 am

    • heknitsnspins

      You’re welcome! Enjoy your knitting snow day!

      February 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm

  2. Amy

    I was trying to find a warm but feminine looking mitten for my mother. These really fit the bill and are absolutely beautiful. Great design. And thank you for the extra tips, the little things really make a difference.

    September 30, 2011 at 6:47 am

  3. Christine

    I can’t even figure out how I got here! but I’ve knit (ahemmmm..well, they are in time out, to do the thumbs??? for a year now?? sheeeshhh) AND I might just extend them on!!! the liner is just the berries! so nice…so pretty…so WARM!

    Thank you for posting this and very nicely laid out ..clear as a bell.

    February 17, 2013 at 8:03 pm

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