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Josephine Fingerless Mitts

from Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Josephine Fingerless Mitts
Josephine Fingerless Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round, beading, traveling stitches, provisional cast on, hemmed bind off.

Pattern Description:

Josephine is an elegant beaded fingerless mitten with Art Deco-inspired motifs, named after Josephine Baker, the legendary nightclub performer.

I can picture her wearing these while exploring Parisien nightclubs after performing in her own show.

The photo with the gloves modeled is (c) Tracy Harris.


28 sts and 40 rounds= 4" / 10 cm in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size, to fit up to Women's medium/ 7.5" circumference around palm


  • Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk, DK, 50% alpaca, 50% silk, 146yds/50gm. 2 skeins Garnet.
  • US2/2.75 mm, or size to obtain gauge. Your choice of Magic Loop, 2 circulars or DPNs.

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 stitch markers; tapestry needle; waste yarn or extra circular needle for provisional cast on; cable needle.
  • ~600/ ~60 gms of 6/0 beads (pattern calls for approx 600 beads; I recommend buying extra in case of imperfection, loss, etc). Beads shown are 6/0 Miyuki S/L Dk Topaz. I purchased 3x20gm tubes and had some leftovers
  • Crochet hook of size needed for placing beads (generally Size 10 or smaller; hook must fit through bead).

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About the designer

Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting ...

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