Finally, I’m back to my end-of-the-month schedule for releasing fingerless mitt patterns. This free pattern was inspired by quadrotriticale, a specially-crafted grain that was able to grow on the otherwise-barren Sherman’s Planet in the Star Trek universe. It was a major plot point on the episode “The Trouble with Tribbles”… oh, I seem to have attracted one!
They’re so cute! I wonder if this one will be… oh dear.
They’re multiplying… better make some for yourself and lure a few away before they take over my house! 😉 They’re free on Ravelry and a quick, fun knit.
For Christmas last year, I made my friend, Lyra, a pair of fingerless gloves with some white mage detailing on them – she loves to play a white mage in Final Fantasy XIV, and has saved my blundering lancer many a time.
However, I made them too small! She’s taller than I am and I didn’t take this into account. So, a few months later, I made a replacement pair.
I felt bad that it had taken me so long to rectify my error, so I decided to… make poor Lyra wait even longer while I knitted her a white mage hooded cowl, as well.
All that’s left for me to do now is mail these off to her, and she’ll finally be able to dress like the white mage she plays. It was fun to make some non-hat, non-plushie video game things!
It’s my most customisable mitts pattern to date, including three widths and three lengths for you to mix and match, as well as allowing for further width customisation as you please. I’ve also written the pattern to be knit in the round with switching to rows for a thumb hole, and to be knit totally flat and seamed up the side, depending on what you prefer. Give them a go and see how easy fingerless mitt knitting can be! 🙂
I’m sorry for the late post – I just can’t get these mitts finished and pattern published today in a state I’m happy with. To make up for it, I’ll be publishing two fingerless mitts patterns in April – this current one, letter O, in the coming week, and the letter P mitts toward the end of the month again. Thanks for your patience.