The first of my new designs to accompany the refreshed Willow Shawl, Willow Fingerless Mitts use a column of the Willow lace motif to add detail to the back of the hand. The rest of the mitt is fairly straightforward and the pattern offers ways to adjust both the hand size and length. 

In the pattern development stage I tried a few different iterations to get the lace panel positioning right. I also realised during testing that I hadn't followed my own pattern for some early samples! 🙈 A very valuable lesson in reading the pattern rather than assuming you know it. 

If made according to the largest size in the pattern they should use less than 40g of yarn. The full set of three Willow accessories has been designed to use almost all of two skeins of Keld Fingering. This means if you buy the yarn for the shawl you can make the mitts and hat from the leftover yarn! 

  

Here are a couple of the samples made during pattern development:

Keld Fingering (superbas merino/linen) in Wild Raspberry: 

Willow Fingerless Mitts by Victoria Magnus

Titus Fingering (superwash merino/silk) in Sea Spray:

Willow Fingerless Mitts by Victoria Magnus 

Keld Fingering in Fuchsia: 

Bright pink fingerless mitts

Pendle 4ply (superwash merino - sooooo soft) in Granite:

 Grey fingerless mitts with yellow buttercups in the background

 

Our test-knitters did a fantastic job and really helped us iron out some of the initial issues. We are so grateful for their patience and perseverance. I think some of them have strong futures in hand modelling too!

Meshal used Rosedale 4ply (our sparkly gold sock yarn) in Mountain Hare

Meshal's Willow Mitts   Meshal's Willow Mitts

 

Svatava made two pairs, both in the smaller size but one of each mitt length. They are made using Lana Grossa: Slow Wool Lino.

Svatava's Willow Mitts

    

Svatava's Willow Mitts

 

Chris used Keld Fingering in Clematis

Chris's Willow Mitts  

Chris's Willow Mitts

 

Holly used Mitchells' Creations yarn from stash.

Holly's Willow Fingerless Mitts

 

Sara's mitts were made using Titus Fingering (superwash merino/silk) in Rose Campion. The light speckling of pink really accentuates the lace.

Sara's Willow Fingerless Mitts

 

Chris used Milburn 4ply (superwash BFL/silk) in Fern which is a lovely zingy green.

Chris's Willow Fingerless Mitts

 

Heather used Milburn 4ply in Dusk, a soft, delicate, almost neutral pale purple.

Heather's Willow Fingerless Mitts  Heather's Willow Fingerless Mitts

 

Catherine used Drops Fabel from stash. 

Catherine's Willow Fingerless Mitts

 

Anne used handspun yarn and they look so wonderful and neat!! Look at that fuzzy halo 😍

Anne's Willow Fingerless Mitts

 

Susan used Titus 4ply (superwash merino/silk) in Wild Raspberry.

Susan's Willow Fingerless Mitts  Susan's Willow Fingerless Mitts

 

Have you made the Willow Fingerless Mitts? Would you like to share it on this page? Email us at info@edencottageyarns.co.uk with an image and the yarn used and we will add it.


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