Fennel by Liisa Nieminen


March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
100 - 110 yards (91 - 101 m)
Without thumbhole (without thumbhole)
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These easy-going garter cuffs and fingerless mitts are quick to make and more useful than you’d ever thought! Keep them in your purse for those days when you need just a bit of extra warmth. Choose between simple cuffs and fingerless mitts - or make both!


One size, without thumbhole (with thumbhole)

Finished measurements:

Length: 5.5 (6.5)” / 14 (16.5) cm Circumference: 5 (6)” / 12.5 (15) cm


approx. 100 (110) yd / 90 (100) m of fingering-weight yarn
samples shown in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, colourway Vamp (without thumbhole) and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, colourway Rainwater (with thumbhole)


23 sts and 48 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch, after blocking


Size 3 US / 3.25 mm DPNs or circular needles

Adjust needle size if necessary to get the right gauge. Gauge is not crucial with this project but will affect yardage and finished size.


Tapestry needle, waste yarn and crochet hook (for provisional CO)

Pattern difficulty:

Adventurous beginner