Learn to Knit: Hort Mitts

Do you love flip-top mittens or fingerless mitts?

Why choose!

The latest Learn to Knit Project Workshop has options for both and we know you love options.

sAn image of 2 pairs of Hort mitts, one fliptop one fingerless displayed on a wooden stump.
Hort Mitts

These beautiful Hort Mitts are originally from the Celtic Knits Club 2021. These mitts are available as an individual pattern now that the club for this year has ended. You can find a full pattern introduction from the club right here.

Psst – if these aren’t your style but you’d like to knit a garment or accessory with a full workshop series then check out all of our project workshops here.

Where to Purchase Quick Links

We know that some of you are here looking for the links so here you go:

Learn to Knit Workshop | Ravelry Pattern | StolenStitches.com Pattern | Yarn Kit

Learn to Knit Workshop

If you’re wondering what’s included in the workshop then press play and let Carol explain it to you as she chats through the pattern construction and techniques.

Whether you choose flip-top or fingerless mitts you will be working a moss stitch texture with a delicate Moss Stitch Medallion cable worked along the outer edge of each mitt. Some of the techniques you will learn during this project workshop are:

  • Magic Loop Technique
  • Setting up a thumb gusset
  • Removing the thumb
  • Working a finger-less thumb
  • Setting up a flip-top
  • Additional support material
  • Finishing a full thumb
  • Working cables
  • Working from a chart
  • Finishing
  • Blocking

Don’t let the list above overwhelm you. Take your knitting one stitch at a time. Everything is achievable with time and patience. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to knit mitts or you wanted a guided series of tutorials as you knit then this is the workshop for you!

Purchase the Workshop Here

Pattern Information

The pattern is included with our Learn to Knit Project Workshops. You can download the pdf directly inside the workshop. But we know that you might want to browse the pattern information first so:

Small (Medium, Large)

Finished Hand Circumference:
 7.5 (7.75, 8.25)“ / 19 (19.5, 21) cm

US size 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 32”/ 80 cm long for magic loop or
US size 6 / 4 mm dpns
US size 6 / 4 mm any type needle for working Flap
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.
Removable markers, tapestry needle, cable needle, waste yarn or stitch holder.

Hort Mitts Yarn Kit

Yarn and Kit Information

Stolen Stitches ‘Blasta’ (60% Irish wool, 40% New Zealand wool, 232 yds / 212 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g); colour: Liath Óir; 1 skein

Approximate Yardage: Fingerless Pair: 113 (131, 154) yds / 103 (119, 140) m, Flip Top Pair: 145 (172, 201) yds / 132 (157, 184) m

Blasta is our cable popping rustic Irish yarn. It’s unique to us and woollen spun with 60% Irish Fleece. It’s rustic but still comfortable to knit with and wear.

If you’d like to pick up a yarn kit for these Hort Mitts you can do so here or if you want to explore more of this charming Irish yarn you can do so here.

KnitHub Support

We understand that even with a guided online workshop series that you might have a question or two as you knit. Maybe it will be about tension or yarn but whatever your question you can drop it into our dedicated KnitHub community. You’ll meet other makers working on the same pattern as you and get advice from Carol on your question.

This community is free to join and uses the same login as your teachable account! We know that forums can sometimes be overwhelming so why not

check out our KnitHub community here.

Wherever you are on your knitting journey these mitts are a delight to knit. Having options for both fingerless mitts and flip-top allows you to chose to knit your favourite or knit both options if you live in a changeable climate like ours!

We can’t wait to see what you’ll make so don’t forget to share it with us by tagging #stolenstitches in your social uploads! If you don’t already follow us you can find us on Instagram here.