This was the first ever pair of fingerless mitts that I’ve knitted and it was the perfect pattern to start with. The gloves have a lovely eyelet design but it’s not too complicated so they knitted up in no time at all. The pattern is called Mirri Mitts and once again designed by one of my favourites – Ambah O’Brien. There is actually a whole collection of accessories in this design including a cowl and a beanie.
The yarn is a Skein Merino Silk Sport which is a 5ply that is 50% merino wool and 50% silk in the colour bohemian. I purchase two so I might have to make the other matching patterns at some stage.
I have been wearing these mitts a lot and have noticed that they are pilling a bit so I used my little de-piller to freshen them up for the photo shoot. Must be the silk content in the yarn which I do love as they are so soft and feel really lovely next to my hands. A small price to pay I think for soft silky mitts!
There is an option to make the mitts longer if you prefer.
The colour is quite a beautiful green but I am finding that they don’t go with everything so I’ll need to knit another pair sometime.
If you haven’t attempted fingerless mitts before then these are a great starting point. You could even follow the pattern without making the little eyelet holes if you think they might be too much for you and then when you make a pair and understand how they work up you should be able to master the eyelet version.
Have you got a favourite fingerless mitts pattern? Have you knitted with Skien yarn before?