Little Biscuit Mitts by Marie Greene

Little Biscuit Mitts

May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in (in stockinette stitch), blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
260 yards (238 m)
Adult medium
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Once upon a time I found myself traveling without
a project. But I had a bit of yarn with me (and –
thankfully – the right size needles to go with it) so
I noodled out the idea for these mitts on a sticky
note and gave it a go. Inspired by leftover stash
yarn (and the desire for a mostly mindless project),
these mitts are lovely to have on hand for that inbetween weather that sometimes gets cooler than
we expect.

The simple colorwork design reminds me of breaking
a biscuit or a cookie into pieces – and since they’re
fingerless, you can reach for a biscuit while you’re
wearing them (just in case)

Skill Level
Advanced beginner (some colorwork experience is

Adult Medium

32 stitches and 38 rows in 4 inches (in stockinette
stitch), blocked. (Note: Gauge isn’t crucial – I tested
these at 28, 30, and 32 stitches in 4” and all were
fine. If you’re knitting for someone with larger hands,
I recommend the 28 st in 4” gauge.)

Fingering weight wool, approximately 260 yards

Main Color: Approximately 50 grams (200 yards) of
main color
Contrast Colors: Approximately 15 yards each of 4
contrast colors (or 60 yards of a single contrast color)
The colors on the chart are just an idea – feel free to
get creative with what you have on hand.

US Size 1/2.25 mm double point needles (DPNs)
US Size 2/2.75 mm double point needles (DPNs)

Darning needle to weave-in ends