New Altitude Mitts

Inspired by flowers in the Austrian Alps, these fingerless mitts are perfect for changing seasons. Knit in a lovely shade of red, we can’t help but picture these as a perfect Valentine’s Day gifts.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 9¾” / [22.5 cm] length

Gauge: 26 sts and 48 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in seed stitch pattern.

Materials

Yarn:

Fine weight yarn Drops Baby Alpaca Silk (70% Alpaca, 30% Silk; 219 yards [167 meters]/ 50 grams):

3609 Red, 1 ball.

Needles: US size 2.5 (3 mm): DPNs

Notions: One Stitch marker; tapestry needle; (optional) cable needle

Abbreviations

Ktbl: Knit st through the backloop.
P2tog: Purl 2 sts together.
Kfb: Knit 1 st from front and back to make 2 sts out of 1 st
M1: Make 1 st by using the left-hand needle, pick up the thread of yarn between the st you just knit and the following st from the back and k the st through front loop.

Special Stitches

Seed stitch (worked over an even number of sts)
Rnd 1: *P1, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rep Rnds 1-2 for patt.

Without cable needle

Twist 2 left: From back ktbl second st on needle, sl first st to right hand needle, sl second st, replace first st onto left hand needle, ktbl. Both sts twist clockwise.

Twist 2 right: From front ktbl second st on needle without slipping, then ktbl first st on needle, sl both sts onto right hand needle. Both sts twist counter-clockwise.

Move 1 right: From front ktbl second st on needle without slipping, bring the yarn to front and p first st, sl both sts onto right hand needle. The ktbl-st moves one st to the right.

Move 1 left: Sl first st on left needle to right hand needle, bring the yarn to front, sl first st back to left hand needle, from back p second st, sl first st back to right hand needle, sl second st, put first st back to left hand needle, then ktbl. The ktbl-st moves one st to the left.

With cable needle

Twist 2 left: Sl first st onto cable needle, hold in front, k1tbl, ktbl st from cable needle. Both sts twist clockwise.

Twist 2 right: Sl first st onto cable needle, hold to back, k1tbl, ktbl st from cable needle. Both sts twist counter-clockwise.

Move 1 right: Sl first st onto cable needle, hold to back, k1tbl, p1 st from cable needle. The ktbl-st moves 1 st to the right.

Move 1 left: Sl first st onto cable needle, hold in front, p1, ktbl st from cable needle. The ktbl-st moves one st to the left.

Enzian Pattern (right hand)

Rnd 1: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 2: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 3: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 4: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 right, move 1 left, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 5: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 6: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 7: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 8: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 9: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 10: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 11: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, twist 2 right, twist 2 left, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 12: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 13: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 14: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 15: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 16: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p3, move 1 right, k2tbl, move 1 left, p3, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 17: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p2, move 1 right, p1, twist 2 left, p1, move 1 left, p2, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 18: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p1, move 1 right, p1, move 1 right, move 1 left, p1, move 1 left, p1, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 19: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p1, (k1tbl, p2) 3 times, k1tbl, p1, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 20: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 21: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 22: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 23: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 24: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 25: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 right, move 1 left, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 26: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 27: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 28: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 29: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Rnd 30: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Rnd 31: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, M1.
Rnd 32: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, twist 2 right, twist 2 left, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1
Rnd 33: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, M1, kfb.
Rnd 34: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, k3.
Rnd 35: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, k3.
Rnd 36: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, M1, k2, kfb.
Rnd 37: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p3, move 1 right, k2tbl, move 1 left, p3, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, k5.
Rnd 38: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p2, move 1 right, p1, twist 2 left, p1, move 1 left, p2, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, k5.
Rnd 39: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p1, move 1 right, p1, move 1 right, move 1 left, p1, move 1 left, p1, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, M1, k4, kfb.
Rnd 40: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p1, (k1tbl, p2) 3 times, k1tbl, p1, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, k7.
Rnd 41: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, k7.
Rnd 42: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, M1, k6, kfb.
Rnd 43: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, k9.
Rnd 44: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, k9.
Rnd 45: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, M1, k8, kfb.
Rnd 46: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 right, move 1 left, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, k11.
Rnd 47: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, k11.
Rnd 48: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, M1, k10, kfb.
Rnd 49: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, k13.
Rnd 50: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, k13.
Rnd 51: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, M1, k12, kfb.
Rnd 52: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, k15.
Rnd 53: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, twist 2 right, twist 2 left, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, k15.
Rnd 54: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, BO 15.
Rnd 55: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, CO 8.
Rnd 56: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, k8.
Rnd 57: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, ssk, k4, k2tog.
Rnd 58: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p3, move 1 right, k2tbl, move 1 left, p3, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, k6.
Rnd 59: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p2, move 1 right, p1, twist 2 left, p1, move 1 left, p2, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, ssk, k2, k2tog.
Rnd 60: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p1, move 1 right, p1, move 1 right, move 1 left, p1, move 1 left, p1, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 3 times, k4.
Rnd 61: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p1, (k1tbl, p2) 3 times, k1tbl, p1, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 3 times, ssk, k2tog.
Rnd 62: (K1, p1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 4 times.
Rnd 63: (P1, k1) 13 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 4 times.

Enzian Pattern (left hand)
Rnd 1: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 2: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 3: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 4: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 right, move 1 left, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 5: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 6: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 7: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 8: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 9: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 10: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 11: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, twist 2 right, twist 2 left, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 12: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 13: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 14: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 15: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 16: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p3, move 1 right, k2tbl, move 1 left, p3, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 17: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p2, move 1 right, p1, twist 2 left, p1, move 1 left, p2, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 18: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p1, move 1 right, p1, move 1 right, move 1 left, p1, move 1 left, p1, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 19: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p1, (k1tbl, p2) 3 times, k1tbl, p1, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 20: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 21: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 22: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 23: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 24: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 25: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 right, move 1 left, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 26: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 27: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 28: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 29: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times.
Rnd 30: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times.
Rnd 31: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, M1.
Rnd 32: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, twist 2 right, twist 2 left, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, k1.
Rnd 33: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, M1, kfb.
Rnd 34: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, k3.
Rnd 35: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, k3.
Rnd 36: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, M1, k2, kfb.
Rnd 37: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p3, move 1 right, k2tbl, move 1 left, p3, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, k5.
Rnd 38: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p2, move 1 right, p1, twist 2 left, p1, move 1 left, p2, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, k5.
Rnd 39: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p1, move 1 right, p1, move 1 right, move 1 left, p1, move 1 left, p1, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, M1, k4, kfb.
Rnd 40: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p1, (k1tbl, p2) 3 times, k1tbl, p1, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, k7.
Rnd 41: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, k7.
Rnd 42: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, M1, k6, kfb.
Rnd 43: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, k9.
Rnd 44: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, k9.
Rnd 45: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, M1, k8, kfb.
Rnd 46: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 right, move 1 left, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, k11.
Rnd 47: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, k11.
Rnd 48: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, M1, k10, kfb.
Rnd 49: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, k13.
Rnd 50: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, k13.
Rd 51: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, move 1 left, move 1 right, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, M1, k12, kfb.
Rnd 52: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p5, twist 2 left, p5, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, k15.
Rnd 53: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, twist 2 right, twist 2 left, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, k15.
Rnd 54: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, BO 15.
Rnd 55: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, CO 8.
Rnd 56: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, k8.
Rnd 57: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k4tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, ssk, k4, k2tog.
Rnd 58: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p3, move 1 right, k2tbl, move 1 left, p3, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, k6.
Rnd 59: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p2, move 1 right, p1, twist 2 left, p1, move 1 left, p2, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, ssk, k2, k2tog.
Rnd 60: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p1, move 1 right, p1, move 1 right, move 1 left, p1, move 1 left, p1, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 13 times, k4.
Rnd 61: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p1, (k1tbl, p2) 3 times, k1tbl, p1, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 13 times, ssk, k2tog.
Rnd 62: (K1, p1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (k1, p1) 14 times.
Rnd 63: (P1, k1) 3 times, k2tbl, p4, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p4, k2tbl, (p1, k1) 14 times.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked bottom up in the rnd.

Mitt Pattern (right hand)

CO 56 sts, pm, and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist the sts.

Bottom Cuff

Rnd 1: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 until Cuff meas 2” / [5 cm].
Next Rnd (Dec): *(K1tbl, p1) twice, k1tbl, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 8 sts dec’d; 48 sts.
Next Rnd: Start working Enzian Pattern for the right-hand mitt, beg with Rnd 1.
Cont in patt to Rnd 63.

Upper Cuff

Next Rnd: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to end of rnd – 50 sts.
Rep last rnd until Cuff meas 1½” / [4 cm].
BO in patt

Mitt Pattern (Left hand)

CO 56 sts, pm, and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist the sts.

Bottom Cuff

Rnd 1: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 until Cuff meas 2” / [5 cm].
Next Rnd (Dec): *(K1tbl, p1) twice, k1tbl, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 8 sts dec’d; 48 sts.
Next Rnd: Start working Enzian Pattern for left-hand mitt, beg with Rnd 1.
Cont in patt to Rnd 63.

Upper Cuff

Next Rnd: *K1tbl, p1*; rep from * to end of rnd – 50 sts.
Rep last rnd until Cuff meas 1½” / [4 cm].
BO in patt.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.yarn ball

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