Surf's Up Fingerless Mitts

from Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent

Surf's Up Fingerless Mitts Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • stranded knitting, knitting in the round, reading charts

Pattern Description:

These adorable, fun fingerless mitts capture the surf vibe of sunny Southern California, featuring surfboards on the palm and back of the hand, palm trees on the thumb gussets, and waves on the top & bottom borders. Of course the surfboard and palm tree stitch patterns are original.

They're super fast to work up, with all the little details I like to include: comfortable, anatomically correct, offset thumb gussets; mirrored images; workable floats; lifted increases for the gussets; and more.


30 sts & 50 rounds = 4in/10cm in stranded Stockinette stitch on US2 needles
30 sts & 50 rounds = 4in/10cm in Garter st on US1.5 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fits up to 8in / 20.5cm palm circumference Actual palm circumference above thumb: 73/4in / 19.5cm Total Length: 61/4in / 16.5cm


  • MC: Baah! Yarns La Jolla, 100% Merino, 400yd/ 100gm, 1 ball, Pink Flamingo CC: Baah! Yarns La Jolla, 100% Merino, 400yd/ 100gm, 1 ball, Yarn Truck My mitts weigh 1.7oz/48g for the pair.
  • US 2/ 2.75mm needles, or size to obtain gauge. US 11/2/ 2.5mm needles

You Will Also Need:

  • (3) stitch markers, one unique for beginning of round; yarn needle; waste yarn

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Baah! La Jolla


YarnTruck Blue & Pink Flamingo

About Designer

About Designer

StephCat on

Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting designs several years ago. My favorite techniques include cables, Bavarian twisted stitches and stranded knitting.

My first book, California Revival Knits, is now out from Cooperative Press.

I blog ...

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