A fellow childminder and a good friend ordered two pairs of fingerless mittens from me last year, one pair in the Spring and the other in the Autumn.
The first pair I knitted back in May 2014, using this DROPS Design pattern. I have knitted them before and posted about here.
The pattern called for DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Kid-Silk, which make the mittens scrumptiously soft.
My friend has started a ‘Forest School’ nursery in the woods with a friend close to us and so these are probably a great accessory to have.
I knitted these up in a couple of days, and even though the pattern on them looks quite intricate it is actually really easy. In fact, I’ve just recently knitted two projects with exactly this pattern and I love it!
It’s funny actually, I’ve knitted other people fingerless mittens, but have never actually knitted myself a pair.