Brunswick Fingerless Mitts - Knitting Pattern

I’ve always loved all the traditional styles and techniques of knitwear from the British Isles, and have for a long time been planning to design a traditional Fair Isle jumper. You could say I’m starting small!

These fingerless mitts are a great way to use small amounts of coloured yarn, but equally could be made with a single contrast colour for a striking design.

Size - 7.5 inches / 19cm around palm of hand.

Gauge - 8 sts x 10 rows = 1 inch/ 2.5cm in colourwork pattern in the round

Yarn Requirements - Jamieson and Smith 2 ply jumper weight. Alternatively, use a similar yarn that will give gauge. 4 ply/ fingering weight is equivalent. The design uses 4 contrast colours, but you could choose to use only one if you preferred.

  • MC: - Shade #2, beige - 36g, 180yds/164m
  • CC1: - Shade #4, dark brown - 5g, 25yds/23m
  • CC2: - Shade #12FC, dark green - 4g, 20yds/18m
  • CC3: - Shade #11FC, light green - 4g, 20yds/18m
  • CC4: - Shade 1A, cream - 2g, 10yds/9m

All instructions are written, with the colourwork pattern charted.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • US Imperial measurements / Metric measurements
  • Written instructions
  • Colourwork chart
  • Size 7.5 inches / 19cm around palm of hand

Materials you need at home:

  • MC 4 ply/ fingering yarn - 36g, 180yds/164m
  • CC1 4 ply/ fingering yarn - 5g, 25yds/23m
  • CC2 4 ply/ fingering yarn - 4g, 20yds/18m
  • CC3 4 ply/ fingering yarn - 4g, 20yds/18m
  • CC4 4 ply/ fingering yarn - 2g, 10yds/9m
  • US1 / 2.25mm circular needle, or dpns
  • US2 / 2.75mm circular needle, or dpns
  • stitch markers x 2
  • tapestry needle
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Jo Torr

I'm a knitting designer, living in Reading, UK, with my husband and three cats. I’ve been knitting since I was small, I remember my grandmother helping me make a jumper for my teddy when I was about 7. I love to knit all types of things, but I’m quite a slow knitter so my designs are for accessories so I can actually manage to finish them myself!

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