Fables Fingerless Mitts by Shaina Scott

Fables Fingerless Mitts

February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Eyelet Pattern with Smaller Needles, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
123 - 246 yards (112 - 225 m)
Toddler (Child, Youth, Adult S, Adult M, Adult L, Adult XL)
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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.

I would love to see your project & yarn plans! Use #TalesofChildhoodCollection or @yumiyarns on social media so I can find it or stop by the Ravelry group & join in the discussion.

Pattern featured on Episode 123 of The Crafty Toads.

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.

Pattern is both written and charted.

This pattern has been tech edited. (Thanks Sue-Cat!)

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


  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

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

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

Gauges (blocked):

  • 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 Used:
(tutorials are linked)

Note: The Mosaic Twists used in this pattern can be problematic for tight knitters. Please make sure to swatch ahead of time to ensure that you’re able to get a nice fabric.