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Aberdeen, Scotland

I’ve always loved creating things – the list of crafts I’ve tried and enjoy is pretty long and varied. Learning to knit has been a fantastic experience for me – it has all the advantages of my other ...

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Beira Fingerless Mitts

from Liz Corke Knit Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Beira Fingerless Mitts
Beira Fingerless Mitts
Beira Fingerless Mitts
Beira Fingerless Mitts
Beira Fingerless Mitts
Beira Fingerless Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Pick up stitches
  • Cables
  • Knit and Purl
  • Make one knit and purl
  • Decreases (p2tog, p3tog, k2tog tbl)

Pattern Description:

Beira, also known as The Cailleach, was the Scottish Celtic Goddess of Winter and the maker of mountains. Beat the chill this winter with a gorgeous pair of fingerless mitts! These mitts feature two cables that blend seamlessly into the rib at the cuff and top of the mitt. The asymmetrically placed cable on the back of the hand is complimented by the thumb cable which splits to surround the thumb gusset before merging together again at the top of the glove.

These mitts are perfect for showing off those special one of a kind skeins to the best advantage. The mitts are super stretchy due to the twisted rib and will fit most teens and women - and it's easy to adjust the pattern for bigger or smaller hands. The twisted rib means they will fit with plenty of negative ease. If you want to make the gloves a different size, you can simply add or remove extra ribbing from the palm.

The pattern includes both charts for the cables and written instructions, so however you like to read your patterns, you're covered! The pattern also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast on called the alternating cast on for the bottom of the glove, and the backward loop cast on. The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There's a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos.


56 stitches and 48 rounds in 10 cm (4") in (unstretched) twisted rib in the round using 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles. Gauge is measured after washing.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fits hands 6.75" to 7.5" in circumference measured around the knuckles.


  • 2.25mm (US 1) circular needles, 32" or longer for magic loop or dpns
  • 2.5mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 32" or longer for magic loop or dpns
  • 1 Stitch marker (2nd optional stitch marker for start of round)
  • Cable needle
  • Scrap yarn to hold stitches (a contrasting colour is best)
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends

Suggested yarn:

265 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fyberspates Rural Charm 4ply


Blue Teal