Fingerless mitts featuring a simple stranded colourwork pattern and a cute flag detail on the cuffs — we’ve shown three colour options, but there are lots of other pride flags you could easily sub in to customise them for your gift recipient. Design-wise these were a challenge. I really wanted to make something that explicitly featured the flags, and not just something that might be read as a cute rainbow. The thing is... everything I swatched was more cheesy and garish than cute. I eventually ended up here, with a small detail that combines a provisional cast on, intarsia, a folded hem, and double knitting within a few rounds. You’ll want to pay attention but the results are totally worth the effort. The colourwork echoes the striping of your chosen flag and increases are worked in a single column to shape the thumb. The mitts are completed with a ribbed cuff that’s long enough to fold up over cold fingers.
Someone on your gift list is sure to appreciate these. Receiving them might be a welcome acknowledgement of their own identity (do be sensitive about outing someone at a family gathering though!), or perhaps you know someone in a position like healthcare or teaching where wearing them will be a subtle way to signal that everyone is welcome.
26 sts and 34 rnds = 4" / 10cm in colourwork in the round
Available in 3 sizes, small[medium, large].
Finished length: 9 1/2” / 24cm
Finished circumference: 7[7 1/2, 8 1/4]” / 17.5[19, 20.5]cm
Shown in size small
Learn all of the skills you need to make Joy with our beginner colourwork course. The Stranded Colourwork Basics course is a 4 week self-guided online knitting course, with continued access to the course so that you can return to each chapter for a refresher, again and again, whenever you need.
Shown in Rauma Finull (100% Norwegian wool, 191 yds/175m, 1.76oz /50g) in main colour 403 with small amounts of contrast colours.
US 4 / 3.5mm dps or preferred needles for working in the rnd