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Outsider Mittens-Free Pattern!


Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I am excited to bring you another free pattern for Spud says! The Outsider Mittens are a fantastic use for our thick, squishy Spud & Chloë Outer yarn. Here is some information you might like to know about the Outsider Mittens:


Sizes: Child’s small (child’s large/woman’s small, woman’s medium/large)

To fit a hand circumference of 6 (7, 8 ) inches

Note: The length of the hand and the length of the thumb can be made to fit any length hand.

Yarn: Outer (65% superwash wool, 35# organic cotton; 60 yards/100 grams)

Woman’s medium/large in any style: 2 skeins

Child’s large/Woman’s small in Ribbed Cuff and Short Bobble Cuff: 1 skein

Child’s large/Woman’s small in Extended Bobble Cuff: 2 skeins

Child’s small size in all styles: 1 skein


Extended Bobble Cuff mittens knit in Sequoia #7205

Ribbed Cuff mittens knit in Carbon #7203

Short Bobble Cuff mittens knit in Peat #7204

Needles: US size 13 double-pointed needles, set of four, OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 2 1/2 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


2 stitch markers

Ruler or tape measure


Yarn needle

Scrap yarn


My daughter can’t keep her hands out of these mittens. Be sure to note the size and cuff options, there are three of each. The Outsiders are knit in the round starting at the cuff which is great because you can try on the mittens as you knit. This means you can adjust the length of the thumb and hand for a custom fit.

Outer is such a treat! If you haven’t tried it yet, I hope you grab a skein and make up a fast pair of mittens. You will love it.

I hope you enjoy this quick to knit pattern. The Outsider Mittens make a perfect gift project. You’ll have your knitted gifts completed in a snap with this pattern.

Click here to download the free pattern for the Outsider Mittens!

17 Responses to “Outsider Mittens-Free Pattern!”

  1. October 20, 2009 at 10:47 am Kathy C. says:

    Susan, you AMAZE me…you are a knitting machine!!! THANK YOU for another great pattern..can’t wait to try it out!! I just LOVE going to both your blogs daily for inspiration and the smile factor!

    ;-) I’m also going to Barnes & Noble TODAY at lunch to pick-up Itty Bitty Toys…can’t wait!!!

    ~ Kathy C. (Hillsboro, OR)

  2. October 20, 2009 at 10:58 pm Delores says:

    Great pattern! How will I go about changing the pattern so there are no ‘thumbs’? I have a 15 month old and I think the no thumbs might be easier to wear?

  3. October 22, 2009 at 6:15 am Rachel says:

    I’m thinking this would make super Stocking Stuffers for the kidlets!

    Thanks Susan!!!

  4. October 28, 2009 at 11:39 am melilnda burns says:

    trying to find the mitten pattern?

  5. December 14, 2009 at 5:33 pm Michelle from Michigan says:

    Great pattern! Thanks Susan. Quick knit and I loved Outer yarn.

  6. June 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm erin (Lilja's mommy) says:

    These mittens are way too great! I think I am going to put these in my winter queue for my little girl and I both:)

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  13. October 21, 2009 at 4:59 am sanderson says:

    just knit the cuff, leave out the thumb gusset and work straight up to the decrease rounds. you can have your child try on the mitten before you decrease to see if the length is correct.
    have fun!

  14. October 28, 2009 at 2:35 pm sanderson says:

    There is a link at the bottom of the post that says, Click here to download the free pattern. I just tried it and it appears to be working fine.