Tuesday Tutes and Loot #TTL [13]: Chunky Fingerless Mitts – life+running

Tuesday Tutes and Loot #TTL [13]: Chunky Fingerless Mitts

Good morning! It’s been a while since I’ve shown you a finished project or given you a pattern/tutorial. So how about some Tuesday Tutes and Loot action?

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No loot today. Just a tutorial.

I recently bought some hand spun yarn from a local yarn and fiber maker, Spark Yarn. I don’t usually buy hand spun because you don’t get a whole lot, and you usually can’t buy another batch just like it — so you’re stuck making something small. I decided I needed a new pair of fingerless gloves, and the pattern I usually use wouldn’t work well with this yarn. So, I decided to make up a pattern as I went along.

chunky fingerless mitts with spark yarn // lifeplusrunning.com

chunky fingerless mitts with spark yarn // lifeplusrunning.com

I think they turned out quite nice. Next time I get hand spun yarn I will get some that’s more evenly spun. Some people like the uneven look, but it’s not for me. These are extremely warm though, so I’ll take it!

Here’s the pattern.

Tuesday Tutes and Loot: Chunky Fingerless Mitts

Tuesday Tutes and Loot: Chunky Fingerless Mitts


  • 4 size US 7 DPN knitting needles
  • 1 ball of chunky yarn (I used Spark Yarn)


  1. Instructions make 1 size small/medium. Medium/large in parentheses.
  2. Cast on 28 (32) stitches.
  3. Knit 2, purl 2 for 6 rounds.
  4. Switch to moss stitch: knit 1, purl 1 for 2 rounds, then purl 1, knit 1 for 2 rounds. Repeat these 4 rounds until work is at the bottom of the wearer's thumb (between 2-3 inches).
  5. Bind off (loosely, and in pattern) the first 4 (6) stitches.
  6. Finish that round in pattern.
  7. Cast on 4 (6) stitches.
  8. Finish that round in pattern.
  9. Knit in moss stitch pattern for 1 more inch (or 6 rounds).
  10. Knit 2, purl 2 for 6 rounds.
  11. Bind off in pattern.
  12. If you would like to add a thumb, pick up and knit 12 stitches around the thumb hole.
  13. Knit 8-10 rounds (however long you'd like your thumb).
  14. Bind off loosely.
  15. Weave in the ends.


Have you crafted anything lately? And have you had to bust out your winter gear yet? I got my coat out yesterday … brrrrrr. :/ 


12 Comment

  1. Cute, cozy, warm. Would be a great Christmas present!! Question – how long does it take to make such mitts?

    1. chimes says: Reply

      These took me about an hour a piece to make. They were easy peasy.

  2. I’m the least crafty person I know. But these mittens are sooooo cute! Are you sure you don’t want to reopen your etsy store and sell some?!? 🙂

    1. chimes says: Reply

      Actually, I’m probably going to post random things in there from time to time when I make something, but I’m not going to have it reliably stocked anymore.

  3. will you teach me how to make a beanie in may? for real.

    1. chimes says: Reply

      I can try! Knit or crochet (hippy beanie or warm beanie is the question)?

  4. I wish I could knit! I was teaching myself to crochet but I was having a hard time sticking with it. And my stitches were too small so it was a huge pain. Fail!

  5. Those mitts are SUPER cute!!

  6. not gonna lie, i am so uncrafty. I’d try this and fail. But you just might have sparked an interest.

    Just read your post from today. We are here to support!

    1. chimes says: Reply

      thanks for the support.

      PS Knitting is actually really, really easy when you use a chunky yarn and really big needles. Pick up Stitch n Bitch and give it a whirl.

  7. Love these. We need a knitting Pinterest Sunday 🙂

    1. chimes says: Reply

      ooh agreed!

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