These fingerless mittens I made in January 2014 for a friend of mine who always had cold fingers. They were a quick and straightforward knit, using a Drops Design pattern.
I used some DROPS Merino Extra Fine in Navy blue, stunning yarn for all kinds of projects. I particularly like using it for baby knits. Despite a somewhat lacy pattern, this is a very quick knit…it might have something to do with the 3.5mm needles?
I used to love wearing fingerless mittens especially when knitting. But I haven’t had much use for them here in Australia ;-).
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.
Earlier in the year I made two pairs of fingerless mittens from two of my very good friends, they both had birthdays in January/February. Here I am posting about the first pair.
Of course I am Mrs. Predictable, and I used a DROPS pattern, but this one is one I’ve not knitted before. And I loved it, it calls for DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Kid-Silk, which meant the finished mittens were sturdy but really, really soft and smooth.
I picked some colours that I knew my friend would like and to be honest the pictures don’t really show them. I used a very light green and an off white.
The pattern itself was great it was just the repetition of one little pattern and it worked a treat.
And for some action shots I roped in my husband who managed to get some amazing shots when the sun was streaming through our window into the dining room.
These fingerless mittens were put on order from a good friend of mine. They’ve been in my queue for the last two weeks and I’m glad to have finished them, I popped them in the post today.
I know I’m predictable, but it is indeed another DROPS pattern. Just an easy garter stitch rectangle that gets stitched together with a hole for the thumb and then an added crochet border on both sides.
The pattern called for DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Glitter, which adds a lovely chic detail.