Richmond Mitts - Fingerless Mitts

These pretty fingerless mitts use an unusual zigzag rib combined with a single cable on the top of the hand. The palm is decorated with 2 sets of zigzag stitches with a stockinette stitch background.

They use less than half a 100 gm skein, so treat yourself (or someone special) to something beautiful and practical.

Here’s a quote from one of the test-knitters: “Really cute mitts and I love the new stitch I learned, the zig-zag ribbing. Haven’t had as much fun doing a process for years! It is downright FUN! Not to mention amazing - in looks AND in stretchiness.”

DIFFICULTY Easy-to-Intermediate SIZES S/M and M/L (choose larger size for a looser fit and/or larger hands; top photo shows size S/M on an average size hand) MEASUREMENTS Approx 5.5 (6.5) in/14 (16.5) cm, unstretched and 8 (9) in/20 (22.5) cm stretched, around palm of hand; 8 in/20 cm from top edge to hem. The rib pattern is quite stretchy, so the mitts will fit most hands.

Pattern has been test knit. Thanks to all my lovely testers! (They thought the zigzag stitch was great fun!)


  • Both cm and inches
  • Seamless knitting
  • Interesting cables

Materials you need at home:

  • Fingering weight yarn in wool or wool-blend, 50 gm
  • DPNs or 2 circular needles, 2.75mm, US 2
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers
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Brenda Castiel Designs

I’ve been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like light-weight wools, cottons and blends for the rest of the year. I really believe that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so I strive to keep patterns simple yet original. I have sold designs to Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knit Picks, Knit Now magazine, Classic Elite Yarns, and Three Irish Girls Yarns, and have been published in several books. I produce a monthly newsletter with knitting tips, freebies, reviews, and giveaways -- please sign up at Get a free pattern when you sign up. Don’t worry, it’s easy to unsubscribe if you change your mind!

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