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Chunky Mittens Knitting Pattern

Use double-pointed knitting needles and this free mittens knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns to create a chunky pair of mittens with contrast stripe. Make an extra pair just in case!

Chunky Knit Kittens


  • Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz)Main Color (MC) 2 balls, Bernat Eye Lash (50 g/1.75 oz) Contrast A 2 balls
  • Knitting Needles: Set of four size 6 mm (U.S. 10) double pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 14½ sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with 1 strand each MC and A.


Mittens (make 2 alike)
With MC and set of four needles, cast on 30 sts. Divide sts on 3 needles, 10 sts on each needle. Join in rnd. Mark first st with contrast thread.
Work 3 rnds in (K1. P1) ribbing.
Join A. Holding 1 strand each of MC and A tog, knit 14 rnds.

Shape thumb gusset: 1st rnd: K14. Inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts. Knit to end of rnd.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: K14. Inc 1 st in next st. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of rnd.
5th rnd: K14. Inc 1 st in next st. K4. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of rnd.
7th rnd: K14. Inc 1 st in next st. K6. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of rnd. 38 sts.
8th rnd: Knit.
9th rnd: K24. Slip last 10 sts onto safety pin (thumb opening). Knit to end of rnd.
10th rnd: Knit, casting on 2 sts over slipped sts. 30 sts.

Knit in rnds until work from beg measures 9 ins [23 cm].
Rearrange sts as follows: 15 sts on 1st needle. 7 sts on 2nd needle. 8 sts on 3rd needle.

Shape Top: 1st rnd: 1st needle: Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
2nd needle: Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of needle.
3rd needle: Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Dec 4 sts every rnd, as before, until there are 6 sts. Break A and MC, leaving a long end of MC.
Thread end of MC through rem 6 sts. Draw up and fasten securely.

Thumb: With one strand each of MC and A, K10 from safety pin. Pick up and knit 2 sts at base of thumb. Divide these 12 sts onto 3 needles. Knit 10 rnds even.
Next rnd: (K2tog) 6 times.
Next rnd: (K2tog) 3 times.
Break A and MC, leaving a long end of MC. Thread end of MC through rem 3 sts. Draw up and fasten securely.

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I love these mittens. Great for our northern winters

Rnd 9 is wrong it is 14 then slip 10. I have made these on 10 us dpn double yarn and it fits an adult hand. I am making a pair now for a homeless man who lives under a bridge. I increased the rib to 6 rows of red heart & chenile and 2 rows of double strand red heart for a total of 8 rib rows so it goes in his coat deeper.

I posted my concerns. This is very easy as I am a new knitter.

OK I finished my first mitten and working on #2. Rnd 9 didnt make sense to me so I kniited 14 slipped 10 off on a spare needle or pin and knitted to the end. If you knit 24 then slip 10 you are away from where you built the gusset. Anyone else find this to be an issue??? As for size, I found that they fit a woman's hand. I could stretch them on to my hand & I have a large hand. This could be made into a fingerless mitten if bound off before decrease.

thanks, just what i was looking for four needle knitting. also looking for knuckle gloves or fingerless inside a mitten with a portion that will cover the top portion of "fingerless"

What size mettens am I making with these instructions. Will they fit a child, a young adult female or a young adult male. Please advise. Thanks. As a new knitter, I need all the instructions and information I can get. Thanks again. Loretta


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