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.


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

The pattern suggests Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino which is a fingering weight /4 ply yarn so it was easy to substitute a different 4 ply sock yarn. A great choice would be KS Merino Silk 4ply or KS Merino 4ply.


There were a few changes to be made:

  1. After working a small tension square, I chose to use 2.5mm dpns instead of 2.25mm ones.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


Would I Knit Mitt Envy Again?

Absolutely…  I found Mitt Envy to be a well written pattern with clear easy to follow instructions.  As ever, I did tweak the pattern to create the styling that I wanted for the fingerless mittens I was knitting for Pip.


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.


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  1. They look lovely. My grandmother gave me this shaped finger-less mittens and I still have those mittens for years. They can be very handy for using smartphones and keeping your hands warm.

  2. helen vadeboncoeur says:

    hi were can I get the pattern for your cable fingerless mittens?i have a old pattern I need a new pattern.thank you

  3. Just recognised my mitts… and hand 🙂

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