Dagmar Mora

for fingertips   2010

Birnam Gloves and Fingerless Mitts

Two years ago I spent a wonderful autumn holiday in the woods of Birnam (Scotland). The vivid yellow of this yarn brought back a whole load of exciting and colourful memories connected with that holiday. I chose stitch patterns that resemble a thicket of empty branches, with some autumn coloured leaves still hanging in there – just the way I remember the autumn woods!

This design comes in two versions (gloves or fingerless mittens) and features leaf, cable and slip stitch patterns. It has an asymmetrical thumb gusset, which allows the stitch pattern to stretch over the whole back of the hand without interruption. On the palm side the slipped stitches are smaller, and the fingers have no slipped stitches on their inside at all. This way there will be no risk of long slipped stitches catching on anything you handle whilst wearing the gloves.

This pattern provides detailed written instructions (14 pages), and includes a photo tutorial for cabling without cable needle.

All my patterns have been test knitted in all sizes and versions.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • circular, no sewing
  • women's s/l and m/l - best fit for 18.5cm (7 1/4”) and 19.5cm (7 1/8”) circumference above thumb on dominant hand
  • digital PDF has 14 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.5 mm
    • US 1.5
    • 30.0 st st
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.5 mm
    • US 1.5
    • 38.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Patternfish2 Birnam-fingerless-4 Birnam-fingerless-3 Birnam-both-1 Birnam-gloves-4 Birnam-gloves-3 Birnam1.pdf-pagesdata

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