Chunky Rainbow Mittens

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Chunky Rainbow Mittens Pattern


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Knitting: Chunky Rainbow Mittens
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • circular knitting
  • Magic loop method or double pointed needles

Pattern Description:

These chunky rainbow mittens are easy to knit on a medium or long circular needle using the magic loop or a set of double-pointed needles.

I have included links to Magic Loop video tutorials. You can knit these mittens using double-pointed needles if you prefer.

This is my Go To pattern for fingerless gloves: you can use it as a basis for more intricate designs with various wrist lengths, add cables or use a different stitch and different colors. Knit these in the round to avoid seams so they will fit snugly on your hands.


17 stitches and 23 rows in stocking stitch using 6mm (US 10) needles make a 10cm (4in) square.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women - Medium
  • Can be adapted to fit child or teen


  • 1 skein of King Cole Riot Chunky (100g - 134m -147yds per skein) - The colour I used for the mittens shown here is Inferno; you can use a different yarn in the same weight
  • one 5.5mm (US size 9) circular needle of 60cm (24in) length or longer or a set of 5.5mm (US size 9) double pointed needles
  • one 6mm (US size 10) circular needle of 60cm (24in) length or longer or a set of 6mm (US size 10) double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers (or tied wool or string)
  • tapestry needle
  • 1 stitch holder or a 20cm (8in) length of smooth yarn in a contrasting colour

Suggested yarn:

140 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

King Cole Riot Chunky



About Designer

About Designer

Sophie Le Cuiche on

I am a single Mum with a passion for knitting. Originally from France I moved to Ireland in my early 20's and got "adopted" by the very friendly Irish.

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