Gift Knitting: Cedar Shake Fingerless Gloves

Now through Thanksgiving, we’re featuring patterns that are just as much fun to make as they are to receive. Stop by, pick up some yarn, and cast on your holiday gifts today! Click here to see all the patterns in this series.

Cedar Shake Fingerless Gloves

These lacy mitts are great for a chronically cold office – they’ll keep your hands toasty while still leaving your fingers free. The easy to follow pattern knits up quickly and is sure to impress.

Find it in Juju’s Loops (available in store), and knit it using Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend.

From the pattern author:

This pattern has it all – lace, twisted stitches and ribbing. It stretches and contracts beautifully to give a well-fitted fingerless mitten with wrist-narrowing appeal while the wavy lines work to elongate the arm.

Scandies Mitts

I love a good pair of fingerless mitts. Toasty hands with fingers free to knit and type are my ideal. I also love having longer mitts because so many of my shirts and sweaters have three quarter length sleeves. These adorable Scandies Mitts have it all plus a really easy to remember fair-isle pattern that is perfect for first time colorwork or those of us who have been away from it for a while.

I am knitting mine in Shepherd’s Wool DK from Stonehedge Fiber Mill. This yarn is wonderful. It feels velvety going through your hands and has great stitch definition.  There are lots of color combinations to choose from.

What combo speaks to you? The pattern for these adorable Scandies Mitts is in the Holiday Gift issue of Interweave Magazine. These would make great Christmas gifts for friends!

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