A fingerless version of the Multifaceted Mittens, these mitts are inspired by the natural geometric shapes of crystals. They feature an all-over stranded design that wraps around the hand, accented by the clean lines of twisted ribbing.
Two options are included for the cuffs: longer ones to tuck snugly into your sleeves, and shorter wrist-length cuffs. A full mitten version is available separately as Multifaceted Mittens, and both patterns are available together in an ebook.
Skills needed include stranded knitting, working a small circumference in the round, working from charts, and picking up stitches. Choose your favourite jewel tone, add a lighter contrast colour, and knit your own pair of crystal gauntlets.
186-212 yards / 170-194 metres of fingering-weight yarn. I used 2 skeins of Knitsch Yarns 100% Merino Sock (100% NZ Merino; 182yds/167m per 50g skein), a high-twist sock yarn. Shown in ‘Sweet Pea’ MC + ‘Silver Lining’ CC, with long cuffs.
For short cuffs you will need: 56yds/51.5m MC, 120yds/109.5m CC. For long cuffs: 73yds/67m MC, 139yds/127m CC.
Additional materials: one stitch marker, waste yarn for putting thumb sts on hold, and a needle for weaving in ends.
To fit women’s medium hands, with palm circumference 7.5-8”/19-20.3cm. Suggestions for altering the length are included in the pattern.
- Width of mitts at widest point: 4”/10cm.
- Length from cuff to thumb join (i.e. sts picked up): 4”/10cm (short cuff) 5.5”/14cm (long cuff).
- Length from thumb join to top: 2”/5cm.
Pattern is for personal use only.