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
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!