The Fables Fingerless Mitts begin at the wrist and progress towards the fingers, a section of the hand is worked flat then re-joined to finish. At this point the mitts will look a bit odd, but like most fairy tales & fables things aren't quite as they seem. Stitches are picked up around the thumb opening and short-rows are worked in-pattern to create the gusset & thumb while adding shaping.
Of all the patterns in the Tales of Childhood Collection, these mitts are the trickiest to make thanks to some of the lesser known stitches. (The Chapter by Chapter Cap is the easiest while the Story Hour Shawl lands somewhere in the middle.) I've linked photo tutorials in the pattern's Stitch Guide to help you out.
Have fun & happy knitting!
Notes: I’ve provided different gauges for the different stitch patterns. Depending on your knitting style, you may need go up to a US 8 (5.0 mm) for the mosaic section. You will be happier with your fabric if you swatch a bit first for this pattern & learn the technique.
This pattern has been test knit and tech edited.
(Thanks, Sue-Cat & test knitters!)
Toddler (Child, Youth Adult S, Adult M, Adult L, Adult XL)
To Fit Circumference: 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9) in. or 15 (16.5, 18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 24) cm
Length: 4 (4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9) in. or 10 (12, 14.5, 16.5, 19, 21, 22.5) cm
MC & CC – 1 skein of DK weight yarn for each
You can make both the Chapter by Chapter Cap & these Mitts with just 2 skeins of DK.
Sample Used: Toad Hollow Yarns Toad DK 100% SW Merino 231 yds (211 m) / 100 g
In the Colorways: MC (pink) - Mawwiage CC (green) - Mr. Carrisford
US 5 (3.75 mm) Double Pointed Needles or preferred style & size to obtain gauge
US 7 (4.5 mm) Double Pointed Needles or preferred style & size to obtain gauge
20 sts x 32 rows / 4” (10 cm) in ToC Eyelet Pattern with Smaller Needles
24 sts x 37 rows / 4” (10 cm) in ToC Mosaic Pattern with Larger Needles
Stitches/Techniques Used: (tutorials are linked)