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Doodle colorwork gloves fingerless mitts

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Doodle colorwork gloves fingerless mitts
Doodle colorwork gloves fingerless mitts
Doodle colorwork gloves fingerless mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, colorwork in the round, simple increases and decreases.

Pattern Description:

Doodle gloves and fingerless mitts pattern by Katya Frankel from Head to Toe: Kids' Knit Accessories.

The geometrical pattern for these gloves was inspired by some daft doodling my kids used to do to decorate their hands. The lice-stitch technique used here sprinkles single stitches of contrast color across the background, and is a clever way of carrying your contrasting yarn through the long stretches while working large, non-repeating motifs of colorwork.
You can make these gloves either with fingers or without. And as an added bonus, your kid can have a doodle on his or her hands without having to clean off the marker later.


36 sts and 38 rnds = 4 in / 10cm in Lice pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished hand circumference: 51/4 (53/4, 61/4, 63/4, 7)" / 13.5 (14.5, 16, 17, 18) cm. Shown in size 51/4" (fingerless mitts) and 61/4" (gloves).


  • 1 skein each of Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% superwash merino wool; 395 yds/361m per 100g skein), Black Currant and Mica. (The pictured mitts were both knit from the above two skeins. I simply reversed which was the MC and which was the CC.) US #1 (2.25mm) set of dpns.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers, yarn needle.

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Sock


Black Currant and Mica