Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lawn Bowling Mitts

Awhile ago, I was asked to make some fingerless mitts for a lady with arthritis in her wrists, to keep her wrists warm while waiting for her turn to lawn bowl. Since, traditionally, lawn bowlers wear white, I was asked to use some baby yarn from my stash. They turned out like this.

I couldn't find a pattern for mitts in DK weight, so I made them up as I went along. Since I had no idea of the size of the recipients hands, I used a wide rib, which seemed to work for a wide variety of  hand sizes.

I have been asked for the pattern, so recently, I made a second pair, to figure out what my notes said. (I made notes, so the second mitt would match the first.)

This is a "wilder" version of the same yarn, and as I was knitting them I got even more requests for the pattern.

Yesterday, I actually typed up my notes, and produced my first pattern. My friend, Cheryl, of Grandma Coco's Designs, kindly proofread the draft for me. Any remaining mistakes are totally mine.

If you would like to knit a pair of Lawn Bowling Mitts (or texting mitts, or dog walking mitts), the  pattern is here:

Meanwhile, for the kitten fans, Humphrey is currently an only kitten, since his siblings have returned to the shelter and been adopted. Not used to being alone, he has been hanging out with Dolly. I expect he will go for adoption later this week.


  1. Or even guitar playing mitts.......I have needed them at times! Humphrey is a very sweet kitty, and I'm sure will have no trouble finding a forever home when he goes back to the shelter.

  2. Nice mitts! Humphrey's a cutie.....but so tiny!

  3. Love those mitts, and super pattern, and Humphrey, the loveliest. Cheers,Jean.,

  4. Classy mitts! The recipient is bound to love 'em.

  5. Nice work on the fingerless mitts. The first pair is so delicate looking with all the white. Congrats on your first pattern.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.

  6. I hope the recipient liked the gloves! It is hard to keep your fingers warm when playing lawn bowls! I used to play, probably back in 2014!
    Nice to find your blog today!
    Barbara xx