Liat posing with blue bulky weight mitten

Blue chunky yarn mittensLiat posing with blue bulky weight mitten

Chunky mittens with blue variegated yarn

An easy chunky mitten pattern written for Magic Loop – featuring the World’s Best Mitten Thumb and a twisted-rib cuff.

Learn how to knit Magic Loop mittens quickly using this free pattern – I’ve included links to clear, detailed KnitFreedom videos for each technique you need to know.

Pattern Details – Chunky Magic Loop Mittens

Skills Required:

  • Knitting in the round (on Magic Loop or DPNs)
  • Basic pattern-reading skills

Tricks You’ll Learn:

  • How to do the two-at-a-time cast-on
  • How to knit twisted rib
  • How to make the World’s Best Mitten Thumb

Finished Measurements:
Sizes S (M, L): Fits a hand 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2) inches around the hand at its widest point and 6 3/4 (7 1/4, 73/4) inches long from base of hand to tip of middle finger.

Options: This pattern was written so that you can easily knit these mittens two-at-a-time, and it includes links to KnitFreedom videos showing how it’s done.


  • Yarn: 100 yards of chunky-weight wool
  • Gauge: 3 sts/in in Stockinette stitch
  • Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 47-inch (120 cm) circular needle
  • Notions: Scrap yarn, 4 removable stitch markers, tapestry needle

This chunky mitten pattern is FREE to all newsletter subscribers.
The bulky yarn makes this a one-skein project – use Malabrigo Chunky or your favorite bulky-weight wool to make a quick gift.

Related Pattern: Basic Magic Loop Mittens — Worsted-Weight

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