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Gwen Bortner (@EntrelacQueen) teaches knitting techniques at workshops and conferences across the country. She's been published in Knitter's Magazine, Creative Knitting and lots of other places. You ...

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Fingerless Fun

from Knitability, LLC
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fingerless Fun
Fingerless Fun Non-felted Mitts
Fingerless Fun Casual Wear
Fingerless Fun Felted Mitts
Fingerless Fun See the Symmetry
Fingerless Fun Short Cuff Version

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Familiarity with seamless entrelac
  • Familiary with felting (optional)
  • Flexible BO method such as Jeny's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off

Pattern Description:

If you have seen my Entrelac Knitting class here on Craftsy, you know I love entrelac and love trying out new ideas. These fingerless mitts were originally knit as a quick way to test an idea for a project that was included in my book, Entree to Entrelac.

I have since found myself wearing the mitts often and decided it was time to make them their own pattern. Unique construction techniques are used to form the thumb gussets, but the result is a very wearable mitt. To make them symmetrical, we reverse the units.

A great project to to make for yourself or give as a gift. And for you, a fun way to expand your knitting and entrelac skills!


28 sts & 40 row = 4" (10cm) in Stockinette - in either sport weight or lace weight held triple strand

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Will fit most adult size hands


  • 250 yds in each of two colors - Lace weight OR
  • 90 yds in each of two colors - Sport weight

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.5mm (US #4) DPN - set of 5
  • US #5 steel crochet hook (felted version only)

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Lace