Little Scorpion Mittens

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This fun and challenging mitten pattern was inspired by our Little Scorpion sweater pattern! We have kits available for this design, which can be preordered here (note, kits are now released quarterly if the link isn't currently working).

If you need any help choosing colors or have any other questions regarding the pattern, send me an email and I’m happy to assist! Color palettes are shown in the listing photos, and the sample was made with the Melting Waltz set.


  • Intermediate/Advanced level

  • Written in English and US terms

  • Skills to know: German twisted cast on, knit, purl, join and work in the round, magic loop (if preferred), 3-color stranded colorwork, catching/trapping floats, lifted increases, decreases, pick up and knit, Kitchener stitch

  • You’ll need: US size 0 (2mm) needles or as needed to achieve desired gauge - 32-40” circulars recommended for magic loop, 9-12" circulars, or DPNs as desired, waste yarn to place stitches on hold, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle. *Mitten blockers or blocking mats recommended but not necessary for blocking; a Norwegian knitting thimble or similar can be helpful as well!*

Yardage estimates - (3 contrasting colors of) fingering weight yarn that works up to desired gauge:

TOTAL - Approximately 330 yds / 302 m

  • Main Color (MC, ivory w/red speckles in sample) - 110 yds / 101 m

  • Contrast Color 1 (CC1, gold in sample) - 128 yds / 117 m

  • Contrast Color 2 (CC2, teal in sample) - 92 yds / 84 m

Please note: Yardage is estimated and your requirements will vary depending on your yarn, gauge, and if you modify the pattern.

You’ll receive one PDF containing:

  • Complete written + charted instructions on how to knit Little Scorpion Mittens in one size. The PDF is 8 total pages, including the cover pages and colorwork charts

  • Links to helpful tutorials

Notes on sizing:

This pattern is written for one size only, but you can switch your yarn weight and/or needle size to slightly adjust the size of the mittens to your needs/preferences. Any notes for adjustments are noted in the pattern as well.

Pattern gauge (worked in the round, measured over 4”/10cm):

  • Stockinette (stranded colorwork) - 40 sts/38 rounds

Taken after wet blocking, using US size 0 (2mm) needles.

Note: All measurements are approximate and taken after blocking. Inches are rounded to the nearest 0.25 in and centimeters to the nearest 0.5 cm.


Please Note: This is a digital (zip/PDF) file, NOT a finished, physical product or supply. No refunds will be given on digital products due to their nature. You will receive a link to your digital file within 24 hours. If you do not receive the pattern file, please contact me and we'll get it straightened out.

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Happy Knitting!



**Little Scorpion Mittens is property of Courtney Little (Ivy & Autumn). Copyright © 2023. This pattern is for personal use only, and you may not redistribute, sell, or share this pattern in part or in whole, physically or electronically. You may, however, sell finished items you make using this pattern (in small quantities, with written consent via email from Courtney Little of Ivy & Autumn), and credit must be given for the design. A link back to this pattern is also greatly appreciated if selling online. You may not use any of the pattern or product photos for your own resale or commercial purposes.**