How to Match the Colour Pattern on Fingerless Mitts and Socks

“Could you please tell me the best way to match the yarn for the second sock so you have a lovely matching pair?”

This is a question I am asked quite regularly.

KnitPro Karbonz Double Pointed Needles

I am busy knitting fingerless mitts for my niece as part of her Christmas present. I’m using Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett in colour 3773 and 2.75mm KnitPro Karbonz double pointed needles (which I really love using). [Read more…]

Opal Schafpate Hat & Fingerless Mitts

The Opal Schafpate Hat & Fingerless Mitts were knit for my mother in law as part of her Christmas present. My mother in law loves walking and belongs to a couple of walking groups so I thought this would be a useful present for her. She loves to wear subtle colours so I opted for the Opal Schafpate VII Alpine Flower 8903.

Schafepate Hat & Fingerless Mitts

This is my Sock Head Slouch Hat No2. It was knit using the shorter length of the Sock Head Slouch Hat designed by Kelly McClure. [Read more…]

Little Prince Socks & Fingerless Mitts

Have you ever wondered just what can be made from 100g of sock yarn? I asked myself this question and decided to test it out with a ball of Opal Little Prince – Little Prince and the Geographer… I decided to see if I could knit a pair of socks and a pair of fingerless mitts.

Little Prince Socks & Fingerless Mitts

I made life a little harder for myself by making the socks a matching pair of socks. This meant that I had to remove yarn from the ball after finishing the first sock to cast on the second sock in the right place.  All went well with the socks and they were finished leaving enough yarn hopefully to knit the fingerless mitts. [Read more…]

Valentine Fingerless Mitts

These gorgeous Valentine Fingerless Mitts are based on my basic Fingerless Mitts pattern. The Valentine Fingerless Mitts fit the hand snugly by continuing a section of the ribbing from the cast on cuff to the cast off cuff through the stocking stitch section of the mitts.

Valentine Fingerless Mitts

Everyone who has worn these fingerless mitts love the cosy fit. Sweet & Spicy 2 in Chilli 8616 is a delectable pink and biscuit colour combination that is very romantic and feminine. Perfect for wearing on Valentine’s Day! [Read more…]

Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts

The Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts are just beautiful. Gorgeous to wear.

These fair isle fingerless mitts are based on the Small Lozenge Star Gloves designed by Wilma Malcolmson and printed in Knitting Fair Isle Mittens and Gloves by Carol Rasmussen Noble. There are many beautiful charts in this book.

Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts

I used Mussel Blue from the Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage wool range for the main colour for these mitts. [Read more…]

Red Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts

I love knitting fair isle. I also love fingerless mitts. So the Red Fair Isle Mitts are just the perfect combination. Fingerless Mitts are just so useful when walking the dog and throwing his sticks. J&S Shetland Heritage is 100% real shetland wool and is a wonderful fibre to knit with. The finished mitts are incredibly light weight yet so very warm and cosy.

The Red Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts are based on the Cunningsburgh Gloves pattern in the Art of Fair Isle Knitting by Ann Feitelson.

Red Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts Collage

I used 4 colours of Jamieson and Smith Shetland Heritage wool. [Read more…]

Fingerless Mittens

There is nothing as lovely as Winter Pansies. So pretty and now planted in our window boxes so we can enjoy their cheerful faces  over the next few months.

Fingerless Mittens

These fingerless mittens were knit using my basic fingerless mitts pattern with a few tweaks. I wanted the mitts to be a bit longer at my wrist and slightly shorter on the hand section. I also narrowed the hand section slightly before knitting the cuff at the fingers. [Read more…]

Fair Isle Fingerless Mittens Moodboard

Have you ever considered whether you are a process or product knitter?

A couple of years ago, there was a lot of discussion on knitting blogs about product versus process knitting. Product knitters are the type of people who enjoy knitting so that they can enjoy the finished object. While a process knitter enjoys the process of the knitting more than actually having the finished object.

There isn’t really a question about this for me… I am a process knitter. Yes I really love having the finished object. I love seeing it completed and all the ends sewn in, blocked and sitting neatly, ready to be worn.

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But ohhhhhh… the real joy comes from starting something new. A new knitting project to sink my teeth into. You know, that moment, as you open the bag of new yarns, in lots of yummy colours, and you lay them out on the table. Your mind starts whizzing at all the different things that could be made from this. (Yep, I suspect the more sensible product knitter may actually have bought their yarn with an actual knitting pattern in mind. But that isn’t really me.) [Read more…]

Moss Stitch Fingerless Mittens

When I was planning these fingerless mittens, I remembered the astrakhan mittens that my mum wore when I was a small girl in the late 60’s. I remember loving the soft textural top of the mittens contrasted with the plainer suede of the palm. This was the effect I wanted to capture for these fingerless gloves with the textural moss stitch on the cuffs and the top.

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Moss Stitch is one of the simplest and most attractive textural stitches that I know. I love the way the stitches look as though they slightly skew as the pattern develops. [Read more…]

Beachcomber Wristwarmers using Sock Yarn

I loved the stylish look of the Beachcomber Wristwarmers when I saw them in The Knitter and decided it would be a great choice for reviewing on the blog. I tweaked the pattern so that I could use some of my 4 ply sock yarn for knitting these lovely fingerless mittens.

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The Beachcomber Wristwarmers designed by Amanda Crawford were featured in The Knitter Issue 3. They had been knit using DK weight cotton yarn. She had designed a beautiful messenger bag and wristwarmers inspired by the colours and patterns found while wandering along beachcombing. She combined the sandy colours with a pale blue for the wristwarmers. [Read more…]

Fingerless Mittens

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The fingerless mittens knitting pattern is a quick project that uses small amount of yarn. I have found that I often have enough yarn left after knitting a pair of socks to knit these.

The pattern was designed for my sister who wanted to knit a pair of fingerless mittens using the lovely Mini Mochi yarn.  I used a Trekking sock yarn from my stash in shades of blue, taupe, grey and russet to knit a pair of fingerless mittens for myself. I like using sock yarn to knit fingerless mittens because the wool element gives warmth and comfort while the nylon element adds durability to the mitten. But any pretty sock yarn or 4 ply yarn can be used to knit this pattern successfully. [Read more…]

Aqua Ripples Lace Cowl and Mittens

Are you looking for a simple lace cowl and fingerless mittens set?

Have you one beautiful 100g skein of hand dyed 4ply or DK yarn that you have bought at a show and have not decided what to do with it?

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You should definitely consider Aqua Ripples Lace Cowl and Fingerless Mittens designed by Jen Arnall-Culliford which was published in Simply Knitting, June 2011. A stylish set to wear and both the cowl and the fingerless mittens are knit from one 100g skein yarn. [Read more…]

Mitt Envy – Cable Fingerless Mittens

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.

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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. [Read more…]