Thursday, 30 September 2010


I bought some glittens (fingerless gloves that convert into mittens) last year and they were great to wear. Unfortunately they were quite thin and had worn through the thumb by the end of the winter. So I have had in mind to find a pattern and make some for the coming winter.

Through Ravelry, I found a great pattern by Dawn Beck , which is available for free. You can access it here.

Here is the first pair I have made.

You can see details of the yarn used etc on my Ravelry page, here.

This is a great pattern - everything is explained really clearly. I’m planning on making these for all the family and maybe some friends. The first pair I have made I used 4 mm needles but I think for the next pair I will use 3.75 mm needles for a snugger fit.
A great way to use up oddments from the stash. The only snag is I keep getting tangled up with all the double pointed needles - maybe by the time I get to the last pair I will have mastered their use.


  1. I had a pair of these but couldn't quite get used to having my thumb covered when my fingers weren't, which was such a shame because I love the look and the idea. Had you thought about leaving the thumb off or is that just me? :-)

  2. I know what you mean. Eve had a pair without a thumb. These were great when you were wearing them as fingerless gloves, but when you wanted the mittens, you ended up with cold thumbs. Seems you can't win - maybe a detachable thumb is the answer!!

  3. Those are really success !!! I hope I can find out tehe pattern in swedish. Thank you !!! Eva


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