A dozen great patterns for fingerless mitts

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post showcasing great mitten patterns.  A reader recently left a comment on the blog asking for some suggestions for fingerless mitts.  Thanks, Arlene, for the post idea!  I have searched through the hundred or so fingerless mitt patterns in my favorites file and picked out an even dozen.   Some of these are new designs and some have been around for awhile and some I’ve likely pointed out before.

This close to the holidays, with many other things that I should be doing, I will endeavor to keep this post simple – I’ll keep the word count low and put up only the Ravelry link for each pattern.  So, without further ado and in no particular order, here are twelve great designs:

1. Ballydesmond mitts, by Irish Girlie Knits.  Think cashmere!

© irish Girlie Knits Designs

© irish Girlie Knits Designs

 

2.  The goats of Inversnaid gauntlets by Kate Davies, using her new yarn.  Can you see the goats?  (Hint: they are white).

© Kate Davies Designs

© Kate Davies Designs

 

3. Palouse mitts by Marjorie Walter of Knitting in the Rain.  So elegant.  And I love this photo so much!

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by RaintownKnitter

 

4. Desafinado mitts by Veronik Avery.  This is a new pattern, just released a few days ago.  It’s hard to get a clear photo of just the mitts, as it was released as a mitt and hat set, but I love the colourwork on these.

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© Pam Allen

 

5. Copperline mitts by Elizabeth Doherty of Blue Bee Studio.  I already have the yarn lined up!

© Blue Bee Studio

© Blue Bee Studio

 

6. Cabletilt mitts by Sarah Wilson of The Sexy Knitter.  They are positively drool-worthy!

© Sara McDonald

© Sara McDonald

 

7. Xmas Star Mitts by Sybil R.  This designer has spent the last few years deconstructing the fingerless  mitt, and has come up with the most ingenious patterns.

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© sybilra

 

8. The Byzantine by Martha Keep.  It’s hard to see but these are knit with very tiny needles and are beaded with hundreds of very tiny beads!  A work of art.

© James Yochum

© James Yochum

 

9. Tatara by Olga Buraya-Kefelian for Brooklyn Tweed Capsule Collection.

© Brooklyn Tweed

© Brooklyn Tweed

To see why I love these so much, you need to see a pair unmodelled and marvel at its cool construction:

© Brooklyn Tweed

© Brooklyn Tweed

 

10. En rêvant de Provence by Tori Seierstad.  I am mad about these.  There are four flower charts – sunflower, poppies, lavender and almond flower – which can be mixed and matched as you choose.

by torirot

by torirot

 

11. Helleborus Mitts by Kirsten Kapur.  A pretty tulip pattern combined with a gorgeous gusset; so dainty!

© Kirsten Kapur

© Kirsten Kapur

12. Brooklyn Bridge Mitts by Emma Welford.  Aren’t they fab?  To date myself here,  I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge every day to get to work in 1982.  I love that Bridge and love this great pattern based on its design.

© Lindsey Topham

© Lindsey Topham

I hope this post gives you some great ideas!

5 thoughts on “A dozen great patterns for fingerless mitts

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I love them all. Of course now I want to put down the current project (Amy Herzog’s KAL cardigan) and start about three of these! : )

  2. Love The Byzantine Mitts! I’d not seen this pattern before, so thank you! I think they’d look great in Soliliquoy Sock Lace, which is a very light fingering weight, verging on laceweight.

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