Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pattern roundup: Fingerless mitts part 2

We continue our fingerless mitt pattern series today with mitts featuring color – stripes, stranded, or otherwise.

Why fingerless mitts? See the first post in the series. Photos below are Ravelry screen shots, so scroll down for live links.

Without further ado:
mitts-color1 Above, top row: Andrea’s Mittsstripes with a lacy cuff and edging; there’s a matching shawlette. Cotton Reel Mittens, Lusekofte-sque Mitts. Bottom row: Walking Stripes in three colors, using an unusual technique to avoid jogs at ends of rounds. Pueblo-inspired Albuquerque Gloves (go look at the projects to see a couple of beautiful color variations). The Pinstripe Mittssideways garter-stitch stripes, knitted flat.
mitts-color2 Above, top row: Composed Mitts, Diamondback Mitts with slip-stitch cabling over stripes, Fiets Hand Shoes in two-color brioche stitch. Bottom row: Fresco Fair Isle Mitts, Great Weekend Mitts (knitted flat and seamed; the ribbed false-button placket is picked up and knitted along the seam, hiding it), Little Gems Mitts.
mitts-color3 Above, top row: Winter Twilight, Latvian Fingerless Mitts, P.S. Mitts. OK, these do have half-fingers, but you can leave them off. Designed for hand-dyed yarns, using a twined-knitting technique to break up the colors. Pattern purchase link here.

Bottom row: Sleeveless in Seattle, Birds and Blooms Mitts, Bryophyta in beautiful mossy colors, with matching cowl.
mitts-color4 And finally: Eliza Fingerless Gloves in Noro with entrelac cuffs and a bit of corrugated ribbing; Shaadi Mitts (by my friend Jaya Srikrishnan, with mehndi-inspired patterning on back of hand and beautiful intricate two-color cable patterning on the palms); Duet (these remind me of Pueblo pottery – textured mitts with a fair isle wrist band).

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Coming Thursday: Lacy mitts

Part 1 – textured mitts


  1. It's wonderful to see so many colorful fingerless gloves in one post - thank you!!!
    If I may also suggest Sandia Mitts by Nanette Blanchard - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sandia-mitts I love the way the color grades from dark to light seamlessly through the mitt.
    Also, not strictly fingerless (they both have half fingers) but these are two of my favorite smile-inducing fingerless mitts:
    Rainy Day Fingerless gloves http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/04-rainy-day-fingerless-gloves
    and Painters fingerless gloves http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/painters-fingerless-gloves

  2. Thanks, Joy! I meant to include Nanette's Sandia mitts - they are lovely.