As I had promised to knit my sister Pip a pair of fingerless mittens of her choice. She decided on the very cute Mitt Envy fingerless mittens pattern featuring a beautiful cable panel. Within a few days Mitt Envy designed by weezalana and a skein of Belle Epoque Silk Sock 50% silk, 50% superwash merino sock yarn in a beautiful clear blue arrived.
Changes I Made To The Pattern
- After working a small tension square, I chose to use 2.5mm dpn’s instead of 2.25mm ones.
- I was knitting the mitts for my sister Pip and she wanted the mitts to be a little longer on her hands so that when her fingertips were cold she could curl them up inside the mitten. To achieve this, I added 2 additional repeats of the cable pattern. I also added an extra couple of rows of k2 p2 ribbing at the top cuff.
- The other change I made was in the shaping for the thumb increases. I increased until there were 25 sts instead of 21 sts and when knitting the thumb I did a couple of decreases for shaping.
And The Yarn?
Yes, Pip was right when she enthused about this gorgeous yarn as the skein of silk/merino sock yarn was a joy to knit. It felt lovely, handled well during knitting, and gave excellent definition to the cable… and most importantly the finished Mitt Envy fingerless mittens look beautiful on Pip.
The Hand Dyed Merino 4 ply Sock Yarn would be a gorgeous choice for knitting Mitt Envy – Cable Fingerless Mittens.
The Opal Uni Solid Colour Yarn would be a lovely choice for knitting Mitt Envy Cable Fingerless Mittens.
A great basic Fingerless Mittens Pattern that you can add your favourite cable pattern to.