Knitting pattern "Water Lily" fingerless mittens

These knitted mittens are very beautiful, full of lace, and framed by cables. Not your everyday boring knitting project, but still a quick one to tackle. This pattern is a sequel for “Water Lily” sock pattern and “Water Lily” hat pattern. 


Pattern is for one size.

Gloves fit hands with circumference measurements from 7 inches to 9 inches (17,5 – 23 cm).

Ribbing on the palm side of the mittens will make it a very flexible pattern and give the mittens nicely fitted look. That will make the lace pattern even more beautiful.

Length from cast-on to bind-off (without stretching) is about 10.5 inches (26,5 cm). But of course you can choose your own length.

Tools needed:

  • 2 skeins of DROPS Baby Merino (50 g per skein) – about 382 yds;
You can substitute it with any soft fingering yarn as long as you get the gauge right.
  • one set US #3 / 3 mm double-pointed needles (or circulars);
  • some extra items that may be useful – yarn needle, cable needle, stitch holder or waste yarn and some stitch markers;


25 sts/42rows = 4” (10 x10 cm) in Stockinette stitch knitted in round;

Knitting techniques used:

- knit and purl (naturally);
- yarn over;
- knit 2 together and slip, slip, knit together;
- 3/3 cables (to right and left both);

You will get:

  • thorough written instructions – instructions are written out so you don’t need to worry about translating charts;
  • a chart for the main pattern – there’s a chart with the whole thing, and I also added sheets with that same pattern divided into two, in case you need a bigger printing for chart;
  • my help if you should need it 🙂

NOTE! It’s a digital item. Nothing will be mailed to you. After the purchase you’ll get a conformation email and downloadable file for the pattern.

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