"Water Lily" fingerless mittens by Mari-Liis Hirv

"Water Lily" fingerless mittens

July 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in rounds
US 3 - 3.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
One size fits hands with circumference measurements from 7 inches to 9 inches (17,5 - 23 cm)
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD
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Knitting pattern for “Water Lily” fingerless mittens is a sequel for “Water Lily” sock pattern and “Water Lily” hat pattern. Mittens are very beautiful, full of lace, framed by cables. Not your everyday boring knitting project, but still a quick one to tackle.

About the size of the mittens:

One size fits hands with circumference measurements from 7 inches to 9 inches (17,5 – 23 cm). Ribbing on the palm side of the mittens will make it a very flexible pattern and give the mittens nicely fitted look. That will make the lace pattern even more beautiful.

Length from cast-on to bind-off (without stretching) is about 10.5 inches (26,5 cm). But of course you can choose your own length.

About the tools you need to start knitting:

I used 2 skeins of DROPS Baby Merino (50 g per skein) – that would be about 382 yds. You can substitute it with any soft fingering yarn as long as you get the gauge right.

Also, you’ll need one set US #3 / 3 mm double-pointed needles (or you can use circulars if you’re into that).

And some extra items that may be useful – yarn needle, cable needle, stitch holder or waste yarn and some markers.


25 sts/42rows = 4” (10 x10 cm) in Stockinette stitch knitted in round;

You should know (or willing to learn):

  • knit and purl (naturally);
  • yarn over;
  • knit 2 together and slip, slip, knit together;
  • how to make cables – 3/3 cables in this case (to right and left both);

What you’ll get if you decide to invest in this pattern:

  • thorough written instructions – instructions are written out so you don’t need to worry about translating charts;
  • a chart for the main pattern – there’s a chart with the whole thing, and I also added sheets with that same pattern divided into two, in case you need a bigger printing for chart;
  • my help if you should need it