Mittens that Never Forget

  • Yellow and white mittens featuring a white elephant on the front and a geometric motif on the palm.
  • The palms of a yellow and white pair of mittens, featuring a geometric motif and small elephants on the thumbs.
  • A pair of yellow and white elephant mittens with the thumb hooked into a pocket.
  • A pair of yellow and white elephant mittens pulling at a jacket collar.

Perfect for those who are passionate about pachyderms, these densely knit elephant mittens are a bright option during a cold winter. Pattern includes full colour charts and written instructions for creating the picot edge and Latvian braid.

This pattern is for you if… You live in a really cold climate and want a pair of mittens in a thicker yarn with a tight gauge. You love elephants!

Move along if… You hate tacking floats, as there are some spots with long gaps between colours.

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Pattern Details


one size; comfortably fits a hand with a 7.5” palm circumference; finished dimensions: 12.5” in length


130 yards of worsted weight yarn in main colour (yellow)
155 yards of worsted weight yarn in contrast colour (white)

Sample knit in: Diamond Galway (219 yards/200 meters per 100 grams/3.53oz; 100% wool; 2 skeins used; 1 skein of each colour used) Yellow and White.

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25.5 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in colourwork


US 2 / 2.75mm double pointed needles, or size necessary to obtain gauge


2 stitch markers, waste yarn for holding thumb stitches, tapestry needle for weaving in ends


knitting in the round, reading a colourwork chart, tacking floats, increasing stitches using M1L or M1R, decreasing stitches using k2tog and ssk, picking up and knitting held stitches, picot edge, Latvian braid

Stitch patterns are charted only.

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