Kelpie Fingerless Mitts

from Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent

Kelpie Fingerless Mitts Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • cabling
  • charts
  • simple lace

Pattern Description:

Kelpies are mythical water horses that, in the guise of gorgeous horses, lure unwary travelers onto their backs and then drown (and then eat) the unlucky riders in the kelpie's home body of water.

This Kelpie, though equally lovely, is much, much friendlier. With a combination of modified Japanese stitch patterns, twisted stitches and pretty passed-over lace stitches, all evoking streams and pebbles, Kelpie will seduce you with its delicate strength and beauty.

The cable/lace pattern is very stretchy, but these mitts do fit snugly.


32 sts and 48 rows = 4" in St st in rnd with larger needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Palm circumference: 5.5(6.25)"
  • Total length: 6.5"


  • MacKintosh Yarns Celtic Sock, superwash merino, Light Fingering, 400 yards (366 meters)/ 100 grams. 1 skein Senka.
  • US 1.5/ 2.5mm and US2/2.75 mm, or size to obtain gauge. Your choice of Magic Loop, 2 circulars or DPNs.

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle
  • stitchmarkers
  • cable needle

About Designer

About Designer

StephCat on

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 designs several years ago. My favorite techniques include cables, Bavarian twisted stitches and stranded knitting.

My first book, California Revival Knits, is now out from Cooperative Press.

I blog ...

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