Brahan Squirrel Fingerless Mitts

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Save 20% off The Brahan Squirrel Collection
(Socks, Fingerless Mitts, Hat, and Cowl)
Compared to buying all patterns individually at full price

Featuring twisted cable ribbing and cute squirrels these mitts celebrate our native woodlands and their wildlife. They are inspired by (and named after) the nearby Brahan estate where we often walk, sometimes spotting a little red squirrel scampering through the branches high above us! The twisted cable ribbing represents the mossy roots beneath our feet.

The partner pattern to my Brahan Squirrel Socks….. Whether you give them as a gift or keep them for yourself, these fun-to-knit mitts will keep hands warm and cosy on all your outdoor adventures!


Method: These stranded colorwork fingerless mitts are knit in the round from the cuff down. They have a thumb gusset and can be worked in two or more contrasting colors (pair shown uses three colors).
These fingerless mitts can be knitted on dpns, by magic loop, or on a short circular (but you will still need dpns for the thumbs).

Please note the colorwork design in this pattern is charted not written out. You need to be prepared to read and work from charts in order to enjoy knitting this design.

Size: This pattern is written in 4 sizes referred to throughout the pattern as XS, S, M, and L. All instructions that differ depending on the size you are knitting are color coded.
Size                 Finished Hand Circumference
XS                    6.75”    17cm
S                      7.5”      19 cm
M                     8.25”    21 cm
L                      9”         23 cm

Yarn: You can use any 4 ply (fingering) yarn that you like and with which you can get tension/ gauge.
Please note I do not recommend using yarns with a high cotton content as cotton doesn’t stretch as much as other fibers and this will affect the fit of your gloves.

This is a great pattern to experiment with color and use mini skeins or any leftovers lurking in your stash. Be creative, have fun, but keep in mind changes will affect yardage and number of ends to weave in. The amounts of each color required will depend on how many colors you pick, where you choose to use them in the glove, and which size and option you are knitting. As a guide for the pair pictured (size S in three colors) I used the following quantities of Drops Nord:
MC – 10 Lemongrass Mix approx. 110 metres (120 yards)
CC1 – 18 Goldenrod approx. 15 metres (17 yards)
CC2 – 11 Rust Mix approx. 25 metres (27 yards)

3mm dpns or size needed for gauge (optional short circular/ long circular for magic loop for knitting the hand, you will still need dpns to work the fingers and thumbs).
2.5mm dpns (optional short circular/ long circular for magic loop for knitting ribbing).

Other Materials:
3 Stitch Markers
Waste yarn/ dental floss as preferred
Tape Measure
Darning needle for sewing in ends


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