Faradrim £3.75



Keep hands warm in the Echuir season, these mitts are fingerless to allow the use of hands for archery, sword-fighting or knitting.

The slip-stitch pattern is perfect for showing off multi-coloured yarns and the modified sewn bind-off keeps them snug around the fingers.

Faradrim is part of An Elven Reckoning - a year of knits from the last homely house book


Designed to be worn with 2.5 cm (1 in) of negative ease, measured around the palm of the hand without the thumb

To fit hand circumference:

18 (20.5, 23) cm

7 (8, 9) in

Finished length:

Long version - 37 cm / 14.5 in

Short version - 20 cm / 7.5 in


4 ply weight yarn.

Shown in

Long mitten - Misti Alpaca Handpainted Sock yarn: 50% alpaca, 30% merino wool, 10% silk, 10% nylon, 400 m (437 yds) in 100g, colour way 16

Short mitten - Knitting Goddess 4ply Britsock: 60% wool, 20% nylon & 20% alpaca, 400m (437 yds) in 100g, colour way Fairytale

Long version - 330 (380, 440) m / 360 (415, 480) yds

Short version - 200 (235, 270) m / 220 (255, 295) yds

Needles & Notions:

 2.5mm (US 1.5) DPNs

2 stitch markers

Stitch holder or waste yarn

Tapestry needle


 40 sts and 64 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) measured over Slip stitch pattern

Skills required:

Knit and purl stitches

Casting on and off


Knitting in the round

Pattern information:

Originally published September 2015.

Current version: Faradrim_v1.0.pdf

PDF file size: 1.7MB

Blog post with more information can be found here

Technical Editor: Gwen Wagner-Adair

Model: Ellen-Scarlett Ryan and Suzi T

Photography: Christine Patterson


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