Lumberjack Mitts knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | River City Yarns

Lumberjack Mitts

Keep your hands warm in complete Canadian style with this checkered motif that suits both Lumber Jacks and Jackies! Whether you’re splitting wood, cross-country skiing or taking the huskies out for a run, you’ll want to wear these iconic mittens. The oh-so-clever mitten construction involves intarsia and slip stitches to create the checkered effect and the cuffs are added later and worked in the round— make them as long or as short as you like.

Published by River City Yarns and available on Ravelry.


Aran weight
River City Yarns Epic


4 & 4.5 mm (US 6 & 7)


18 stitches and 38 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Checkered Pattern using larger needles, blocked

Size/Finished Measurements

Hand circumference: 5 1⁄4 (6 1⁄4, 7, 8, 9, 9 3⁄4)" / 13.5 (16, 18, 20.5, 23, 25) cm


Knitting small circumference in the round, decreases (k2tog/p2tog), provisional cast on, working slipped stitches and intarsia from written instructions, swing knitting (sliding the sts to the other end of a dpn to work the same side again with another strand of yarn), seaming

Pattern Support/Errata/Tutorials

Tutorials: Checkered Stitch Pattern
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