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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mondnacht

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should have experience in working with cotton thread/lace weight yarn on small needles

Pattern Description:

Fingerless summer mittens inspired by Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff's "Mondnacht" (Moonlit Night) poem. The mercerised cotton thread makes this delicate lacey pattern shimmer like a carpet of blossoms in the moonlight.

The pattern provides detailed instructions (11 pages), and is both written and charted.


32 sts, 52 rnds = 10x10cm / 4x4" in st st
47 sts, 48 rnds = 10x10cm / 4x4" in cuff ribbing

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's XS/S [M/L, XL/XXL] to fit hands with up to 18 [20, 22.5]cm / 7 1/8 [7 7/8, 8 7/8]" circumference above thumb


  • 50g (265m/290 yards) of Eldorado by Coats, colour #4317, or similar plied cotton thread in size 10-20, or lace weight wool
  • 2.25mm / US size 1 dpns, or any other needles that can be used for knitting in the round
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
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I just love knitting gloves: once you get to the fingers there are so few stitches per round, that another finger is finished in what seems no time at all - giving you a constant sense of ...

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