Lost Kingdom: Coimbra Fingerless Mitts by Luise O'Neill

Lost Kingdom: Coimbra Fingerless Mitts

November 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
160 - 190 yards (146 - 174 m)
Finished palm measurement: 6 (6.5, 7)" / 15 (16.5, 18)cm; To fit hand (measured around palm): 6.5 – 7 (7 – 7.5, 7.5 – 8)" / 16.5 – 18 (18 – 19, 19 – 20.5)cm
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The Story
Many of my designs are influence by music. BrunuhVille is a Portuguese composer who, according to his site, “creates a world of magic and fantasy between the fusion of Gothic, orchestral, Celtic, folk, movie, ethnic and world music.” The intricately melodic tunes from his Tales from the Lost Kingdom have inspired the Lost Kingdom series of designs.

The Pattern
These fingerless gloves are knit in the round beginning at the cuff. The mirrored cable panels which are positioned toward the outer edge of each glove flow from ribbing at the cuff while the remainder of the cuff edging is worked in Garter stitch. The mirroring is achieved by beginning the cable pattern at different points for each glove. Stitches outside the cable panels are worked in Stockinette stitch. Stitch numbers are decreased slightly at the top as the gloves end in 2 x 2 ribbing. Thumbs are worked in Stockinette stitch and end in ribbing as well.

Pattern Notes
The layout for this pattern differs slightly from the norm – the instructions are presented in side-by-side columns i.e. instructions for the Left Glove are shown in the left-hand column and the instructions for the Right Glove are shown in the right-hand column. When directions are the same for both gloves, text is shown in one column that spans across the page. This format is especially convenient for knitters who like to knit gloves 2-at-a-Time. The cable pattern is both charted and written out.

Finished palm measurement:
6 (6.5, 7)“ / 15 (16.5, 18)cm
To fit hand (measured around palm):
6.5 – 7 (7 – 7.5, 7.5 – 8)” / 16.5 – 18 (18 – 19, 19 – 20.5)cm

Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle

Test Knitters
Our sincere thanks go to the following knitters who so generously gave their time and talents to test knit this pattern: Ravellers dragonxser, earthmom23, marthajane73, pitzapooh, bgow, sanita60, KateB660 and faeriepaw

Annie Maloney is one of the most talented stitch designers of our time. It is pure pleasure to be able to incorporate her talented creations in my designs.

Other Patterns in the Lost Kingdom Series
Lost Kingdom: Guardian of the Woods Scarf
Lost Kingdom: Elven March Scarf
Lost Kingdom: Riversong
Lost Kingdom: Celtic Love Song Shawl

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