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Happily Ever After Mitts – Free Pattern!

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Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I am bringing you the Happily Ever After Mitts today! I swear that once I put these on I never want to take them off. They feel so good on these cool fall mornings. What a fun little project that whips up so quickly and simply. I hope you will enjoy making these as much as I did.

For the pattern I wrote both the striped instruction and instructions for making a one color version! The one color version (both mitts) can be made with only 1 skein of Fine. If you want to stripe only two colors and have 2 skeins of Fine you can make 2 pairs of the mitts. There are lots of options.

Here is some information you might like to know:


Size: To fit an average older child to woman’s hands/arms


13.5 inches in length

7.7 inches in circumference

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk; 248 yards/65 grams), 1 skein each in Shitake #7814, Dachshund #7803,Popcorn #7800, Tutu #7807, Sassafras #7808, Cricket #7804 and Calypso #7806

OR 1 skein of Fine will make a complete pair of mitts in one color!

OR 2 skeins of Fine in two shades to stripe will make 2 pairs of mitts!


US size 3 double-pointed needles OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 7 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Note: You can easily make these longer or shorter to suit your needs and you can try them on as you go to help figure out the length that’s best for you.


Yarn needle


Right and left mitts are made exactly the same!


I don’t know why are these so comforting but I’m not going to complain. The yarn is exquisite and I think the silk that is in the blend makes all of the difference in the world. Fine is incredible sock yarn.

You can adjust the length easily to be shorter or longer, just make note that the yarn requirements may vary if you make changes.

And what am I doing with the left over yarn?

I am making a delicious little Happily Ever After Hat to match! I will have this up for you as soon as I finish.

Click here to download the free pattern for the Happily Ever After Mitts!

Click here for the Ravelry project page link!

Have fun!

25 Responses to “Happily Ever After Mitts – Free Pattern!”

  1. October 20, 2010 at 11:04 am Rhonda says:

    Dang those are super cute – and I have several skeins of Fine in my stash!

  2. October 20, 2010 at 11:10 am Barb :0) says:

    Oh Yippppeee !!! PERFECT :0)
    Getting ready to take a little trip …. what a perfect traveling pattern …. and a perfect Christmas gift !!!!
    Thank you for perfect timing !!!
    As always … you ARE the best !!!!

  3. October 20, 2010 at 11:11 am Melissa says:

    Wow! Those are so cute. I just finished up a pair of warmwarmers for myself yesterday. I used a free armwarmer pattern on Ravelry and adjusted mine to be above the elbows.

    I love the striping you did with these. Its so cute! :)

  4. October 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm Carisa says:

    Susan–Do you address your striping technique in the pattern so that the stripes line up? Do you slip a stitch on the second round of the color or how to you get such perfect stripes? As always, you are a genius!

    • October 20, 2010 at 1:35 pm sanderson says:

      for these mitts i used the jogless jog but i don’t always do this. google “jogless jog” and you’ll find lots of information on how to do it.

  5. October 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm Patricia says:


  6. October 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm missjulep says:

    Adorable, especially of you wearing them!

  7. October 21, 2010 at 12:15 pm Terri says:

    These are gorgeous! I have some odds and ends balls of Blue Sky sportweight yarn in various colors that would work perfectly for this pattern. I might end up adding a thumb just for a little extra warmth. Fun project!

  8. October 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm Terrie says:

    So adorable!

  9. October 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm Julie says:

    Why did you give them the name “Happy Endings”? Just curious.

    • October 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm sanderson says:

      Because they start with dark colors and end with light “happy colors” so I kept thinking the mitts have such a happy ending:)

  10. October 21, 2010 at 4:21 pm Laura C says:

    You mentioned one time what your favorite double points are but I forget. Can you tell me gain? Also…have you tried one of the 9″ circular needles yet? Thanks Susan

    • October 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm sanderson says:

      I love the Blue Sky double-pointed needles, Lantern Moon makes great dpns and Clover are always good and I have one set of the Signature Needle Arts dpns. They are all wonderful and different.

  11. October 21, 2010 at 5:44 pm nic says:

    hah! Love that you have a striped coffee mug in the photo with the striped Mitts. That’s not an accident I’m sure. Also love the armchair upholstery fabric – very Jacobean Tapestry. Love it.

  12. October 25, 2010 at 10:02 am Laura from beautiful West Michigan says:

    Ijust had to share the dream I remembered when I got to your website today! All I remember is being somewhere (I don’t even know if it was a yarn shop) and realizing with great relief and joy “Oh, thank goodness, they have Spud and Chloe yarn here!”

    • October 25, 2010 at 10:06 am sanderson says:


  13. October 30, 2010 at 4:43 pm Holly says:

    I want these! Almost enough to take up knitting…. but not quite!

  14. November 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm Billi Cummings says:

    Susan, I have some superfine alpaca from Prime Alpaca, I guess its a dk weight yarn. Do you think this pattern would work with this yarn? I’m not great at substitution math. This yarn apears thinner than some other dk labled yarns I have. HELP if you can. Please and Thankyou, Billi

    • November 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm sanderson says:

      I really have no idea and I am not familiar with that yarn. Sorry:)

  15. November 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm Samantha says:

    HELP Please!!

    I’m knitting the mitts right now and I don’t understand the step that begins with switch to tutu and knit back and forth. I’m a brand-new knitter, so forgive me if this is a stupid question. I’m assuming that this means that I won’t knit around from needle to needle, but treat the stitches on each needle as part of a row. If I do that, though, won’t there be three holes instead of just one for the thumb? Very confused, but love how these mitts look so far!!

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