Knitting Posts

Gansey Fingerless Mitts

Gansey Fingerless Mitts

Ganseys are the traditional British fisherman’s sweater from the 1800s. Some of the techniques used in making a gansey sweater will be learned by knitting this fingerless mitt. The Channel Island Cast-on and garter stitch split welts which are optionally overlapped make up the gauntlet. Small cables and traditional knit/purl motifs are worked in the […]


Latvian Fingerless Mitts

Time: 6 hours Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles) Some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class.  Knit one of a pair of fingerless mitts to learn the following techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid and many subtle […]


Latvian Fingerless Mitts

Latvian Fingerless Mitts

This circularly knitted project is the result of my classes in Latvian mitten techniques. The methods used in the cuff can be applied to sleeve cuffs and sock tops as well! In the main part of the hand, you can practice working with two, three, or four colors in a round, if you like. The open hand is finished off with […]