Cane Sugar Fingerless Mitts

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Cane Sugar Fingerless Mitts Pattern


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Knitting: Cane Sugar Fingerless Mitts
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increasing
  • short rows (instructions in pattern)
  • can be made without short rows if you choose

Pattern Description:


* Right and left hands are interchangeable
* Can be made to any length
* Ideas are included for two types of thumb panels, so you can customize your own and make a work of art out of each pair.
* Pdf, written instructions, no charts.

These fingerless mitts invite you to play with a small amount of special yarn, be it new yarn candy, a sentimental leftover, or perhaps your first handspun. The samples showcase a splash of color, like a jolt of sugar running up the side of each mitt. Making a colorful hand with a neutral stripe would be striking, too.


22 sts and 40 rows in 4"/10 cm in garter stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The pattern given is for an adult medium hand and will fit a range of adult sizes with varying degrees of ease.
  • Short rows make it possible to adjust size as you knit.


  • Yarn: About 2 ounces of light worsted weight yarn that gets you the specific gauge: 1.5 oz. of a main color (MC) and 0.5 oz. of a contrasting color (CC).
  • Knitting needles: One 24-inch circular needle in a size that results in a relaxed drape with your chosen yarn. The sample uses US 4/3.5 mm.
  • Knitting needles: One set double pointed needles a size smaller than your main needles.
  • Large eyed needle for sewing up

You Will Also Need:

  • Two stitch markers
  • One safety pin

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220; Malabrigo Rios

About Designer

About Designer

Larissa Brown on

Larissa is a lifelong knitter who learned with aluminum needles and Red Heart yarn on her nanny's chenille couch in suburban New Jersey. She writes about it in her book My Grandmother's Knitting: Family Stories and Inspired Knits by Top Designers. The book includes engaging family tales from 17 of today's foremost knitting designers, and 22 designs inspired by family.

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