Joy

Pride flag fingerless mitts

Who doesn't need a little queer-wear? Ok, we're rolling our eyes at that too, but these little pride mitts are super cute and we hope they bring you joy.

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.



  • SIZING

    Finished circumference: 7[7½, 8¼]"/ 17.5[19, 20.5]cm
    Finished length: 

    GAUGE 

    26 sts and 34 rnds = 4" / 10cm in colourwork in the round

    NEEDLES

    US 4 / 3.5mm dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd; an extra needle of the same size or smaller

    VERSION INFORMATION

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  • YARN

    191 yds/ 175m of heavy fingering/sport weight wool yarn for the main colour, and small amounts of a similar yarn for your contrast colours.

    Shown in Rauma Finull (100% Norwegian wool, 191 yds/175m, 1.76oz /50g) in main colour 403 with small amounts of contrast colours. 

    Contrast colours used in samples

    pride: 424, 461, 4075, 4018, 4034, 496
    bi: 443, 4886, 496
    trans: 472, 479, 400

  • NOTIONS

    Stitch markers, scrap yarn

     

     


Details

Gauge

26 sts and 34 rnds = 4" / 10cm in colourwork in the round

Sizing


Supplies

Yarn

Shown in Rauma Finull (100% Norwegian wool, 191 yds/175m, 1.76oz /50g) in main colour 403 with small amounts of contrast colours.

Needles and notions

US 4 / 3.5mm dps or preferred needles for working in the rnd


Version information