Canterlot {Fingerless Mitts}

fingerless mitts

One of the first things I ever wanted to design, besides hats (seriously, I’m pretty sure I could never stop dreaming up hat designs) was fingerless mitts. For my first, I envisioned something sort of frilly, a little bit of lace at the cuff and some pretty lace motifs all over. I also wanted them to be somewhat practical, so I designed them using a DK weight yarn that would be warm and cozy. Once I’d knit the cuff I was so pleased with myself that the first two inches I’d moved on to the main section went incredibly slowly because I couldn’t resist stopping to stroke the cuff fabric I’d knit. It was so pretty and I was in love with it.

I ultimately knit two pairs, the second one I cut out a full pattern repeat of the main section and added an extra repeat before the top to give a little extra finger coverage. I loved both and wrote the pattern to give the knitter a bit of creative freedom to make gloves that they would love and make their (or someone else’s!) very own.

You can get Canterlot here on Ravelry or here on Payhip.


This image features the first pair I knit! If you’re able to visit the Ravelry page for this pattern, you’ll see I added a lot of featured projects from my test knitters and other folks who knit the pattern. I just couldn’t help it, I love every pair I see!

2 thoughts on “Canterlot {Fingerless Mitts}

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