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The Campestral Mitts

The Campestral Mitts are now available after a year of exclusivity in Cast On Magazine. Read on for information about sizing, materials, and more.

A woman's small, plump hands are splayed slightly on a white countertop. They're wearing a pair of brown fingerless mitts with panels of coin lace and little bobbles down the back of the hands. Around them are some peach and cream roses and antique paper ephemera. A teacup full of tea sits to the left, slightly cropped out.


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About the Campestral Mitts

campestral (adj.) – of or relating to fields or open country : rural.

I like to go for wanders on brisk mornings, but my hands always end up chilled. Tucking them into my sleeves is one option, but that’s not terribly comfortable. Fingerless mitts do the trick much better.

These mitts are graded to three sizes and feature a mix of coin lace and bobbles climbing up the back of each hand. The texture reminds me of dried grasses in autumn, the season when I start needing fingerless mitts again.

A pair of brown fingerless mitts with little bobbles on the back is laid out on an antique handkerchief trimmed with lace. In the background are some peach and cream roses.

Easy Shopping List

In case you want to knit these mitts using the exact materials I did, here is a shopping list with easy links for you. Some of these are affiliate links, which means if you choose to buy something through those links, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I will always identify affiliate links for you. Thanks for supporting my work!

Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock

Chiaogoo US Size 1.5 (2.5 mm) short circular needles (affiliate link)

The DPNs I’ve used since 2009 (affiliate link)

Stitch markers (budget option) (affiliate link)

Stitch markers (fancy option) (affiliate link)

A woman's small, plump hands stir a cup of tea while wearing brown fingerless mitts. In the background are peach and cream roses and some antique paper ephemera.

Campestral Mitts Details and Specs

Sizes: S, M, L. Finished mitt circumference 7 (7.5, 8) inches /18 (19, 20.5) cm.

Materials: Fingering weight yarn, 170 (190, 210) yds / 156 (174, 192) m. Sample shown in Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 400 yds (366 m) per 4 oz (115 g).

Gauge: 4” (10 cm) square = 32 stitches x 40 rows in stockinette.

Needles: One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above. Suggested needle size: US 1.5 (2.5 mm).

Tools: Three stitch markers. Two pieces of waste yarn for holding thumb stitches. Tapestry needle for weaving in ends. Crochet hook, US size 1 (2.35 mm) or a size slightly smaller than needle size used to achieve gauge listed above.

Skill level: Intermediate. Techniques: knitting in the round, increases, crocheted bobbles.

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