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Sw’Elegant: fingerless mittens with simple lace, traveling stitches, seed stitch, knit in cozy alpaca at a dense gauge.

Also available through Knit Picks with original thumb gusset; pattern on Ravelry includes two thumb gusset options.
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Fingerless gloves can be very utilitarian.

These are most definitely NOT.

Lace, wrapped stitches, twisted traveling stitches:  this pattern has a lot going on.  However, each individual section is logical, and it is easy to read what comes next.

Knit in soft alpaca at a dense gauge, they will assuredly keep your hands deliciously warm.

Finished size:  Fits up to women’s medium/large 8” circumference around palm.

Needles: US2/2.75 mm, or size to obtain gauge.  Your choice of Magic Loop, 2 circulars or DPNs.


Gauge: 30 sts & 40 rows over 4” in St st in the rnd.  This gauge in this yarn produces a nice dense fabric that shows off the traveling stitches.

Notions: at least 3 stitch markers; tapestry needle; waste yarn or extra circular needle for provisional cast on; cable needle, DPN or other item to use in making wrapped stitches (I just use the tapestry needle).

Skills needed: reading charts, lace, twisted stitches, provisional cast on, hemmed bind off.


Right mitten: Rnd 1: Work the front of the mitten using Right Hand Chart, k2, PM, k2, PM, knit rest of rnd. (typo said k23)

Right Hand Chart & Written Instructions: Rnd 14: P1, (k tbl) 2 times, k6, k tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, k tbl, k4, (k tbl) 2 times, p1. (was k2)

If you have v2 of the pattern pdf, these corrections are included.