Bitten gloves


Fingerless gauntlet gloves with lace trims


These fingerless gauntlet gloves with doubled lacy trims are a lovely weekend project – and if you have any particularly gorgeous DK yarn on standby, the Bitten gloves are ideal.  Knitted up in Titus Lace and Lowther Lace from Eden Cottage Yarns, these gloves are incredibly warm, soft, and soothing on hands bitten by the cold.

The Bitten gloves are offered in six sizes, ranging from a 15cm/6in palm to a 25.5cm/10in palm.  Comprehensive notes are included for fitting the hand, construction variations, knitting fully-fingered gloves, and you can also omit the trims if you prefer a simpler look.

In the blue sample, each yarn is held SINGLE to knit the trims, with the two yarns held together to knit the main part of the glove; the silver sample shows both yarns held together to work the trims, as for the main part of the glove.  I encourage you to have fun with colour, if not stashbusting, if you choose to knit the trims!

To help with this, the lovely folk at Eden Cottage Yarns have put together some gorgeous colour combinations – there is a dedicated yarn collection for the Bitten gloves on their website, and you can take a look at their Bitten Gloves album on Flickr for more.

The gloves are knitted flat, with the thumb gore at the centre of the knitting and the side seam parallel with the side of the hand, starting at the little finger. The lace trims are knitted lengthways, with stitches picked up along the straight edge to begin the main part of the glove, which is in stocking stitch.

Special Techniques

  • Lace increases and decreases (yarn over, ssk, k2tog, sl1-k2tog-psso)
  • Make 1 style increases
  • Picking up stitches through two layers of fabric

The silver photographed sample was knitted in Eden Cottage Yarns Titus Lace and Lowther Lace, and the two yarns were held together throughout.  Substitution advice is given in the pattern notes, especially for those allergic to mohair, but you may also like to visit YarnSub for more immediate information:


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