Project: Black & White & Red All Over Mittens

I never know what is going to inspire my next knitting pattern. For this one it was a color palette. I wanted to do a smaller all over pattern in black and white. When I started drawing it out I realized it looked a little boring, so I added the red. It was exactly the pop of color these mittens needed.
Black & White & Red All Over Mittens
I chose to strand knit the red. I don’t carry it across every row, but pull it up as I need it (catching it once between those sections). I won’t lie to you though, knitting with three colors is definitely a little tricker to make look neat. If you don’t want to try it, just knit the red dots white. When the mittens are finished you can go back and duplicate stitch in the red.
Black & White & Red All Over Mittens
A few notes on making the pattern look a little neater…

  • The row between the black ribbing and white ribbing is knit to prevent purl bars in a different color. I also used this technique to get a jogless stripe.
  • On row 30 the first stitch is white, even though the black side stripe is started on the row further in the mitten. This gives that stripe where the rows end and start a flat bottom instead of a jog.

Black & White & Red All Over Mittens

Download the Black & White & Red Mittens Pattern or just the Black & White & Red Mittens Chart

Size: Women’s Medium (7.5 inches wide, 7.5 inches tall plus a 2 inch cuff) It is important to get gauge to get the stated size. 
By changing the gauge you can change the size of these mittens. Knit at 9 stitches per inch they will be a men’s medium (8.5 inches), knit at 8.5 stitches per inch they will be a men’s large (9 inches). I would try using a sport weight for these larger sizes. It is important to get gauge to get the stated size.


  • fingering weight yarn in three colors, about 315 yards (68 grams) total. I used Knit Picks Palette in black 25 g/116 yds, white 35g/162 yds, serrano 8g/37 yds
  • four size 1 double-pointed needles (or size needed to get gauge)
  • stitch marker
  • scrap fingering weight yarn
  • tapestry needle

Gauge: 10 stitches and 12 rows per inch

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