Back Roads Fingerless Mitts

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Back Roads Fingerless Mitts Pattern


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Back Roads Fingerless Mitts Back Roads Mitts
Back Roads Fingerless Mitts Back Roads Mitts
Back Roads Fingerless Mitts Back Roads Mitts

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Knit in the round
  • No cable needle 2 stitch cables
  • Knitting through the back loop
  • Slipped stitches
  • Increase and decrease stitches - M1L, M1R, k2tog, ssk

Pattern Description:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
--Robert Frost (1874-1963), The Road Not Taken

Back Roads Mitts invite such an adventure with a cabled cuff to fight off drafts and a lovely textural pattern of curving stockinette stitch paired with garter stitch ridges and slip-stitch crosses adorning the back of the hand.


21 stitches/32 rounds to 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch, unblocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Mitts fit hand sizes of approx 6.5, 7.5, 8.5" (16.5, 19.1, 21.6 cm) palm circumference. Finished circumference (unstretched, measured above thumb gusset) is approx 6.1, 6.8, 7.4" (15.5, 17.3, 18.8 cm). Finished (adjustable) length is approx 8, 8.25, 8.5" (20.3, 21, 21.6 cm).


  • US 6 (4 mm) 7" (18 cm) double-pointed

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
  • Scrap (approx 6"/15 cm) of waste yarn
  • Stitch markers (5 per mitt)

Suggested yarn:

155 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage



About Designer

About Designer

Melissa Burke on

Growing up on a rural Southern Tier dairy farm, my family knew the value of handmade. My mother taught me to knit at an early age, and although I didn't see the value in it then, the enjoyment I received from creating something with my own hands has never left me.

My knitting patterns reflect my traditional, rural upbringing paired with a sense of taste that is becoming more and more liberated ...

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