Monday, September 20, 2010

Fingerless mitt pattern roundup, part 5 – a few final gems

I can’t resist adding just a few gems I overlooked in my earlier posts – plus a couple of patterns just released this week. Then we’re all done! I’ve added permanent links to this pattern roundup series on the Knitfinder pattern resource pageclick here to cut to the chase.

Why fingerless mitts? See the first post in the series.

Photos below are Ravelry screen shots, so scroll down for live links.

First, more color:
Four stranded designs – Marvelous Mitts in Koigu contrasted with a solid-color yarn, Companion Mitts in worsted-weight yarn (there’s a matching tam, too),  Sandia Mitts from Nanette Blanchard of Knitting in Color (look how elegantly the color dominance shades from one to the other) and Laise (worsted weight; you could leave off the half-fingers).

gems-4Eliza Redux, pattern rewritten for sock-weight yarn (Noro Kureyon sock, here); slipstitch Mosaic Hand Warmers; Beth Brown-Reinsel’s Dalarna Snowflake Mitts (twined knitting, Aran-weight yarn); and Lucinda Guy’s stranded, modern-looking Yrsa Mitts in Icelandic laceweight yarn.

Now, a little more texture. Intricate:gems-1Nereid, Don’t Fence Me In, and Gable Mitts

And simpler:
Waffle Stitch Fingerless Gloves, Malabrigo Hand Thingies with simple slipped-stitch detail on back, and Axel Mitts in bulky yarn with an extra-long ribbed cuff that will almost cover the fingers. All these would be great patterns for men.

Just a couple more lacy mitts:
gems-5Merletto combining lace and cables; Archie, simple bold lace in worsted-weight Kureyon; and Bonnie Mitts, in a particularly graceful ogee lace stitch pattern.

Last but not least, Josephine, brand new from Knitcircus Gifts, with a bit of deco-inspired twisted-stitch texture and plenty of beads:

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Part 1 – textured mitts
Part 2 – colorful mitts
Part 3 – lacy mitts
Part 4 – plain & simple mitts

1 comment:

  1. I've been loving your series. Thanks so much for posting them all!