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I am a self taught pattern designer and mom of three children. They're a wild bunch but I keep myself sane by creating the lovely designs that are forever swirling around inside my head...while they ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Bräcken

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • SSK (slip, slip,knit)
  • K2tog
  • Cabling
  • M1R & M1L
  • Backwards Loop Cast On
  • Kitchener Stitch
  • Longtail Cast On

Pattern Description:

Old Norse for "Fern", Brcken features a simple but gorgeous cable that creates the shaping for the fingerless hand warmer.

Wear alone or pair with the fine-gauge fingered gloves.
Equally beautiful with a fitted gusseted thumb and embellished with a wide button band. What a fabulous way to show off those big vintage buttons.

Spoil your hands and knit these up in a luscious cashmere or silk blend wool. Better yet, spoil someone else! These will make the perfect gift this winter for your dearest friend.

These gloves will fit an average sized hand. The fine-gauge fingered glove has positive ease, so will fit a wide range of hands. The hand warmer has built in shaping and no thumb gusset, so will fit small to large sized hands. If you are wanting a warmer that is sized Extra large, you may want to go up a needle size.

Pattern is charted and also includes written instructions for cable chart.


Gauge for Hand Warmer:
Work Stockinette in the round on #8 (5mm)needles
17 stitches x 23 rounds

Gauge for Fingered Gloves:
Work Stockinette in the round on #2 (2.75mm)needles
32 stitches & 41 rounds

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Hand Warmer: Finished Dimensions: (Laying flat) 3 1/2" x 6 1/2"
  • Fine Knit Gloves: Finished Dimensions: Laying flat Hand:3" wide Hand to thumb:4" wide Glove length (from cuff to longest fingertip):12"


  • Set #7(4.5mm) Double Point Needles
  • Set #8(5mm) Double Point Needles
  • #2 (2.75mm) 24" or larger Circular needle for Magic Loop
  • Set of #2 (2.75mm) 5" Double Point Needles
  • (2) #1 (2.25mm) needles
  • 400 yards of Fingering weight yarn
  • 100 yards of Heavy Worsted yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • (4) 1.25" Buttons