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.
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!