The Guinevere fingerless mittens feature a floral stranded colourwork motif on the back of the hand and a small allover pattern on the palm. You knit them seamlessly from cuff to fingers, then knit the folk-style thumbs last, with no shaping necessary.
The pattern for Guinevere fingerless mittens is available to purchase as a digital pdf download from the Being Knitterly Ravelry store, or here as a printed pattern or as part of a kit, both with a free Ravelry digital download code.
Digital pdf pattern
Available from the Being Knitterly Ravelry store.
Printed pattern booklet
The A4 pattern has 6 pages including:
- Before You Start: notes, sizing, yarn, tension | gauge and abbreviations.
- Photo tutorial for the cable cast-on.
- Written instructions.
The kit contains:
- An A4 printed pattern booklet for Guinevere fingerless mittens;
- Sufficient Jamieson’s of Shetland, Spindrift to knit the largest size, as well as a small amount of a smooth similar weight waste yarn.
Palm circumference: 18 (19: 20: 21) cm | 7 (7 1/2: 7.3/4: 8 1/4) inches.
Finished palm circumference: 17 (18: 19: 20) cm | 6 3/4 (7: 7 1/4: 7 3/4) inches.
Finished length: 17 cm | 6 3/4 inches.
Jamieson’s of Shetland, Shetland Spindrift (4-ply; 100% Shetland wool; 105 m | 115 yds per 25 g skein):
Blue flowers colourway:
Yarn A: Burnt Umber 1190: 1 (1: 1: 1) x 25 g skein.
Yarn B: Oatmeal 337: 1 (1: 1: 1) x 25 g skein.
Yarn C: Eesit 105: 1 (1: 1: 1) x 25 g skein.
Yarn D: Nighthawk 1020: 1 (1: 1: 1) x 25 g skein.
Yarn E: Cloud 764: 1 (1: 1: 1) x 25 g skein.
Purple flowers colourway:
Yarn A: Aubretia 1300: 1 (1: 1: 1) x 25 g skein.
Yarn B: Lavender 617: 1 (1: 1: 1) x 25 g skein.
Yarn C: Orchid 547: 1 (1: 1: 1) x 25 g skein.
Yarn D: Violet 600: 1 (1: 1: 1) x 25 g skein.
Yarn E: Buttermilk 179: 1 (1: 1: 1) x 25 g skein.
Needles & Accessories
2.50 mm | UK 12 | US 1–2 of your preferred type for working small circumferences.
3.00 mm | UK 11 | US 3 of your preferred type for working small circumferences.
Gauge | Tension
35 sts and 35 rounds per 10 cm | 4 inches over stranded colourwork stocking stitch using 3.00 mm needles.
This pattern is available in two versions: the standard one for those who knit right-handed and an alternative one written for those who knit left-handed. If you purchase the printed pattern or kit and would like the pattern for knitting left-handed, please say so in your order notes at check out.
Most of you knit right-handed, that is, your stitches move from the left to right needle as you knit.
Some of you knit left-handed, that is, your stitches move from the right to left needle as you knit.
If you are a left-handed knitter who knits right-handed, that is your stitches move from the left to right needle, you should use the pattern for knitting right-handed.
Designer: Nicki Merrall (Being Knitterly).
Sample knitters: Nicki Merrall and Mary Leeson.