Little Biscuit Mitts

Sweet and simple fingerless mitts you can finish in a single weekend! Perfect for gifts.



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 in-between 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). Make yourself a matching set with the Little Biscuit Beanie.

Skill Level
Advanced beginner (some colorwork experience is helpful)

Skills Used

  • Reading a chart
  • Carrying colorwork floats
  • Simple lace
  • Using double point needles (may use Magic Loop instead)

Adult Medium

32 stitches and 38 rows in 4 in/10 cm (in stockinette stitch), blocked.
Note: Gauge isn’t crucial. See Finished Measurements for additional gauge options.


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)


Finished Measurements

  • Circumference:
    7.5 in/18.75 cm at 32 st in 4 in/10 cm gauge
    8 in/20 cm at 30 st in 4 in/10 cm gauge
    8.6 in/21.5 cm at 28 st in 4 in/10 cm gauge
  • Length from cuff/wrist to folded top:
    7.3 in/18.25 cm