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Checkerboard Mitts

from Mushroom Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Checkerboard Mitts
Checkerboard Mitts
Checkerboard Mitts
Checkerboard Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, k2tog, p2tog
  • Make 1 Left / Right - explained in pattern

Pattern Description:

Checkerboard Mitts is an easy and quick to knit pattern that looks harder than it is. A simple combination of increases and decreases create the wavy checkerboard cuff while the ribbed pattern on the hand ensures a good fit for a wide range of sizes. Two skeins of yarn will make two pair of mitts in alternating colors.


6 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch


  • DK weight yarn - 460 yards (one skein of each color, makes two contrasting pairs)
  • US Size #5 double point needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 Stitch Markers (1 of a different color)
  • Stitch holder / waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle