Herbaceous Mitts

Beautiful Herbaceous Mitts Free Knitting Pattern from Simply Notable.Warm, but light, Herbaceous mitts are just the ticket for cool fall days. The branched leaves lace pattern grows out of the lower ribbing and twines up the front of these long lacey mitts. Knit in the round, they knit up surprisingly fast in a fingering weight yarn. The pattern shows up best in a solid or tonal color.


2.5 mm needles

4 stitch markers

200 yards fingering weight yarn

bulletGauge: 7 stitches per inch


K2tog – knit 2 stitches together

SSK – slip, slip, knit

YO – yarn over

PM- place marker

SM- slip marker

M1 – make one, using your preferred method

Beautiful Herbaceous Mitts Free Knitting Pattern from Simply Notable.



Cast on 56 stitches using the German twisted cast on over 2 needles held together. If using double pointed needles, divide stitches onto 4 needles and join to knit in the round. Place stitch marker.

Row 1: {K3, P1} five times. K3, place second stitch marker, P1. {K3, P1} to end of round.

{K3, P1} around, slipping markers on each round, until ribbing is approximately 2 inches from cast on.


SM, work row 1 of chart, SM, knit to end of round. Continue working next consecutive row of chart between stitch markers and knitting to end of round for 5 chart repeats. 

Floral Seperator




O = YO

\  = SSK

/ = K2TOG

= Purl

  = Knit

 Floral Seperator


Right Mitt

Work row 1 of the chart, K4, PM, M1, K1, M1, PM, knit to end of round.

Row A: Knit around, slipping markers.

Row B: Work next consecutive row of chart between chart markers, K4, SM, M1, knit to marker, M1, SM, knit to end of round.

Left Mitt-

Work row 1 of the chart, K around to last 6 stitches, PM, M1, K1, M1, PM, k to end of row.

Row A: Knit around, slipping markers.

Row B:  Knit next consecutive row of chart between chart markers, knit to thumb marker, SM, M1, knit to marker, M1, SM, knit to end of round.

Both Mitts -

Repeat rows A and B until there are 21 stitches between markers.

Knit to thumb marker. Remove marker, place the 21 thumb stitches on waste yarn, remove marker. Cast on 2 stitches using backward loop method and join to knit in the round. Knit to end of round.


Continue knitting in pattern for 2 more full repeats of chart

SSK, K19, K2TOG, (K3, SSK) twice. Knit 14, (K2TOG, K3) twice

[K2, P1] until ribbing measures about one inch

Bind off in pattern.


Put thumb stitches on 2 needles, knit across first 2 needles then pick up 3 stitches along edge.

Knit 6 rows.

K2, P1 around for 6 rows.

Bind off in pattern.

Weave in ends

Beautiful Herbaceous Mitts Free Knitting Pattern from Simply Notable.

Download Simply Notable’s Herbaceous Mitts PDF Pattern

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  1. Dot
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! What a pretty pattern!

    • Mom
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for being so kind as to say so, Dot! :-)

  2. Posted July 14, 2013 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    Really pretty!Thanks for the pattern!


    • Mom
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

      You’re welcome, Penny. Hope you enjoy it! :-)

  3. Barbara Bagley
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Permalink


  4. Posted July 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think I have EVER queued anything so fast! Now I’m really itching to finish up this blanket I’m working on and get going on these!

    • Mom
      Posted July 16, 2013 at 4:52 am | Permalink

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Melissa! Hope you enjoy the knitting of them as much as I did!

  5. Jessica-Jean
    Posted August 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, not only for the lovely pattern but for providing it in PDF form.

  6. Posted September 3, 2013 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    These look great! I love the vibrant blue yarn you used. xoxo

    • Mom
      Posted September 7, 2013 at 6:19 am | Permalink

      Thank you Laura! :-) My Mom’s manicure really brought out that blue, too! hee hee!

  7. Posted September 25, 2013 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Thank you very much for a lovely pattern

    • Mom
      Posted September 27, 2013 at 5:25 am | Permalink

      You’re so welcome, Karyn! So glad to know it’s being enjoyed. :-)

  8. Havva
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Lovely pattern. I would love to make this for my daughter but can you tell me what yarn was used as I am not very experienced and this will be the first time I will try something like this. Thank you.

    • Mom
      Posted November 26, 2013 at 6:02 am | Permalink

      Hello Havva, I used fingering weight, (sock) yarn for the pattern. Any yarn you like in that weight will work. Enjoy picking your color!

  9. Ellen
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    They are so pretty, and your instructions and chart make it very clear! I think this may be my next project. I’ve never encountered the German twisted cast on method…but then I’m not a seasoned knitter. Do you have a link to some instructions for that? Thanks.

    • Mom
      Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

      Sure Ellen. The German Twisted Cast On is great for socks or mitts. Gives a very stretchy edge. Knitting Help.com has a great instructional video here.

  10. Carmel
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Can you tell me the finished size of these mitts ?
    I would like to make a pair for myself & was also thinking of my granddaughters who are 7 & 9 yrs old. Can you tell me how I would make smaller ones ?
    I’m a fairly new knitter & this looks like it would be fun
    Thank you so much for replying

    • Mom
      Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

      Hi Carmel! The mitts are 7 inches around unstretched. A woman’s medium size. Unfortunately, the pattern isn’t available in a children’s size. Happy Knitting to you!

  11. rose opp
    Posted January 31, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    thank you for the free pattern

    • Mom
      Posted February 1, 2014 at 6:28 am | Permalink

      You’re so very welcome, Rose!

  12. Evelyn
    Posted August 26, 2014 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Lovely pattern. It’s in my to do list. I can see a pair of matching socks to go with them

  13. Nela Pietersen
    Posted October 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    This is the most beautiful pattern I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing it – you are wonderful <3

    • Mom
      Posted October 19, 2014 at 6:23 am | Permalink

      Thankyou for your kind words, Nela. :-)

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