Alexandria Gauntlets £3.50


Elegant fingerless mittens

These elegant fingerless mittens were inspired by Catherine of Alexandria, whose martyrdom saw her name given to Catherine wheel fireworks.
The pretty stitch pattern in the cuff these mittens is named after the pattern the fireworks make when lit.

The pattern includes instructions to make a long and short version.

Alexandria Gauntlets was originally published in Knit Now Issue 35 Quick and Easy Crochet Supplement.


To fit palm circumference: 18 cm (7″), 21 cm (8″) and 23 cm (9″)

Wrist circumference 20 (22, 26) cm (7.5 (8, 8.5 in)

Short mittens cuff circumference: 28 (30, 34) cm (11 (12, 13.5) in)

Short mittens length: 25 cm (10 in)

Long mittens cuff circumference: 28 (34, 40) cm (11 (13.5, 15.5) in)

Long mittens length: 27 (28, 29) cm (10.5 (11, 11.5) in)


DK weight yarn.

Long mittens: John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers, 100% merino wool, 250 m (273 yards) in 100g, colour way KN30 (purple)

Short mittens: Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca, 100% alpaca, 233 m (255 yards) in 100g, colourway Graphite (grey)

1 skein for short mittens, 1 (2, 2) skeins for long mittens

Needles & Notions:

4mm (US G) crochet hook


18 stitches and 28 rows per 10 cm x 10c m measured over double crochet

Skills required:

Basic crochet stitches: double crochet, slip stitch, chain, treble crochet

Increasing and decreasing

Crocheting in the round.

Instructions given for cluster stitches.

Pattern information:

Originally published May 2014.

Current version: Alexandria_Gauntlets_v1.0.pdf

PDF file size: 824kb

 Blog post with more information can be found here

Photography: Sarah Alderson

Model: Lucy Alderson


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