How To Make Your Own Black Lodge Mitts (Or Cheat, And Buy Them On Etsy)

Twin Peaks fans are known to go into hibernation mode during the cold winter days and lock themselves up for an annual Twin Peaks marathon. But alas, our local doughnut shops usually aren’t listed on Seamless or, so we will have to get out of the house at some point. In that case, there’s no better way to protect our hands from sub-zero temperatures and keep them warm during polar vortexes than by wearing these Black Lodge mitts.

Fingerless, so we can still devour a jelly doughnut on the way back home!

Twin Peaks Black Lodge mitts

The idea, the photos and the knitting instructions below are courtesy of Maiya, the tattoo obsessed, redheaded knitter who kindly permitted me to share this with you. The pattern for the Black Lodge mittens is easy and fast, and a great way to use up scraps as it requires less than 50 yards per color (red, white and black).


  • Size US 8 (5mm) needles for working in the round.
  • 3 colors worsted weight yarn
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning needle to weave in ends


  • Women’s average to large hands.


  • 5sts per inch in 2×2 ribbing.

Zig Zag Pattern:

  • Row 1- knit all stitches
  • Row 2- *kfb, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, kfb* repeat for all stitches- 4 repeats total
  • Repeat the two rows alternating colors each time you start Row 1.


  • With red yarn, CO 44sts. Place marker, join in round.
  • *k2,p2* rib for 2 inches from CO edge.


  • Switch to black yarn.
  • Knit the Zig Zag pattern above, switching between black and white yarn. Stop when there are 14 striped rows (28 rows total) ending with white yarn.

Fingerless Black Lodge gloves

Thumb opening:

  • With black yarn, do not join in round. Turn your knitting instead and start purling:
    • Row 1- purl all stitches
    • Row 2- *kfb, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, kfb* repeat for all stitches- 4 repeats total
    • Continue working Zig Zag pattern flat for a total of 5 striped rows (10 rows total) ending with black yarn.


  • With white yarn, join in round.
  • Continue the Zig Zag pattern in the round switching between white and black for a total of 4 striped rows (8 rows total) ending with black yarn.


  • Switch to red yarn.
  • Knit one round.
  • *k2,p2* rib for 1 inch.
  • Bind off loosely in rib pattern. Weave in ends and block.

Make a doppelganger so you have one for each hand. The mitts are worked identically so there’s no designated left or right mitt.

Got two left hands? You can buy a pair of pre-made Black Lodge gloves here.

Black Lodge fingerless gloves

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.


Share your thoughts
  1. I was the lucky recipient of the mitts in the picture. Maiya put together an amazing Twin Peaks themed swap for me, and I proudly wear these mitts everyday!

  2. I adore these!!! OH and Twin Peaks themed swap? That sounds like something I’d be interested in 🙂 I’m an avid crafter and make quite a few Twin Peaks related items too!

  3. I don’t know anyone who can knit and I’m hopeless at it myself 🙁 If anyone is happy to make me a pair, please let me know how much, etc 🙂

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