Dunbar’s Point Mittens

Dunbar’s Point Mittens

Dunbar’s Point Mittens are fairly easy, seamless, and useful fingerless mittens that can be completed in a single evening, perfect for last-minute gifting. The pattern offers photo tutorials of a provisional lace cast-on and the knitted attachment of the edging. Dunbar’s Point provides an opportunity to learn and practice new techniques in a small, unintimidating setting.

The pattern is available as a Ravelry download for $6.00.



Skills used

Provisional cast-on, knitting in the round, reading a lace chart, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, grafting together stitches.


S (M, L)

Model shown in size S.

Finished measurements

Circumference: 7 (8, 9)”
Length: 8.75 (9, 9.25)”


17 stitches and 26 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch pattern on US 8 (5 mm) needles

20 stitches and 32 rows = 4″ in lace stitch on US 4 (3.5 mm) needles


Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes [50% alpaca, 50% merino; 100 yd (91 m); 100 g skein]; color: #2026 Petunia, 2 skeins.


US 8 (5 mm) needles, 32″ circular or 1 set DPNs

US 4 (3.5 mm) needles, 32″ circular or 1 set DPNs


Waste yarn for provisional cast-on
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Spare needle smaller than US 4 (3.5 mm)

More photos can be found here.