The Serenity Mitts

Ever since I started knitting, it has been a significant source of stress relief for me. A few minutes of stitching, especially on a simple pattern, can do wonders for helping me calm down and think more clearly.

That’s why I’ve named these mitts the Serenity Mitts. They’re a simple pattern meant to be relatively mindless, so you can relax into the stitches without having to think too much about them.


The Serenity Mitts are written for three sizes. The finished mitt circumference is 7 (7.5, 8) inches /18 (19, 20.5) cm.

Materials and Tools

For yarn, you'll need a fingering weight yarn in a main colour (150 [170, 190] yds / 138 [156, 174] m) and a contrast color ( 30 [40, 50] yds / 28 [37, 46] m). You'll also need three stitch markers, two pieces of waste yarn for holding thumb stitches, and a tapestry needle.

The gauge is 32 stitches x 40 rows in stockinette, and the suggested needle size is US 1.5 / 2.5mm.

Gauge and Needles

This is an intermediate knitting pattern, and is knit in the round and uses increases. The two columns of purls and slipped stitches running up the middle are just enough to break up the rounds without making anything feel tedious or overwhelming.

Learn more about the Serenity Mitts Knitting pattern on my blog. Plus, find helpful tips and tricks to improve your knitting, patterns, tutorials, and more.