Pattern of the Week: Braewick Fingerless Mittens, a Winter Must-Have

Ah Knit Mitts, I will forever and ever have a special place in my heart for this lovely little title. I recently started here at Interweave in the books department, and Knit Mitts: Your Hand-y Guide to Knitting Mittens & Gloves was the first freshly printed book to ever hit my desk.

Without going too far into describing just how fantastic of a job Kate Atherley did in writing this title, (check out Editorial Director, Kerry Bogert ‘s blog 7 Tips for Knitting Warmer Mittens for that) I’ll pause at my favorite pattern, the Braewick Fingerless Mittens.

fingerless mittens

Who doesn’t love fingerless mittens?

Ok, I know what you’re thinking. It’s possible there may be people who fancy a fingered glove more than it’s fingerless counterpart, but just look at these beauties!fingerless mittensThe all-over colorwork makes for a super-cozy mitt, and the traditional Fair Isle “peerie” pattern means small-repeat stitches that are easy to memorize. Who doesn’t love that?!

If the thought of a stranded colorwork pattern has you a little nervous, never fear! This is an easy and forgiving pattern to start with, and is begging to be made in all your favorite color combinations.

Or if your head starts spinning when thinking about choosing the right colors, Lisa Shroyer has you covered in her article Tips & Tricks for Choosing Colors for a Fair Isle Pattern.

I don’t know about you, but Kate Atherley, and this pattern made me a total lover of fingerless mittens.


fingerless mittens

Pattern Details

Finished Size Hand circumference: 6.5 (7.5, 8, 9, 9.25)” (16.5{19, 20.5, 23, 23.5} cm). Mitten length: 9 (9.5, 9.5, 10, 10)” (23{24, 24, 25.5, 25.5} cm).

Yarn #1, Super Fine. Shown on model: Dale of Norway Baby Ull (100% superwash merino; 165 yd {151 m} per 1 3/4 oz {50 g} ball): 1 ball each of MC (#3871 {brown}), CC! (#2616 {beige}), and CC2 (#3507 {coral}).

Needles For first, third, and fifth sizes ONLY: Size U.S. #3 (3.25 mm)- double-pointed needles, two circulars, or one circular as you prefer.
For second and fourth sizes ONLY: Size U.S. #4 (3.5 mm)- 4 double-pointed needles, two circulars, or one long circular as you prefer.

Notions Stitch markers; scrap yarn or stitch holder for thumb stitches.

Gauge 32 sts and 38 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stranded colorwork on smaller needles, blocked.

What do you think? Are the Braewick fingerless mittens making you a lover of fingerless mitts?

Happy Mitt-Knitting!
-Hayley


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