Beira, also known as The Cailleach, was the Scottish Celtic Goddess of Winter and the maker of mountains. Beat the chill this winter with a gorgeous pair of fingerless mitts! These mitts feature two cables that blend seamlessly into the rib at the cuff and top of the mitt. The asymmetrically placed cable on the back of the hand is complemented by the thumb cable which splits to surround the thumb gusset before merging together again at the top of the glove.

These mitts are perfect for showing off those special, one of a kind skeins to the best advantage. The mitts are super stretchy due to the twisted rib and will fit most teens and women and it’s easy to adjust the size. The twisted rib means they will fit with plenty of negative ease. If you want to make the gloves a different size, you can simply add or remove extra ribbing from the palm.

The pattern includes both charts for the cables and written instructions, so however you like to read your patterns, you’re covered! The pattern also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast on called the Estonian cast-on for the bottom of the glove, and the backward loop cast on. You can also see the photo tutorial on my website. The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. These additional techniques are used: cables and picking up stitches.

This is the first pattern in a trio, Brighde is the second pattern, and the third is Nicnevin.

Fyberspates Rural Charm is now discontinued, but Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton 4 ply or Old Maiden Aunt Merino/Cashmere/Nylon 4 ply will substitute perfectly.

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Pattern Details


  • 242m (265 yrds) of Fyberspates Rural Charm 4ply(70% BFL/20% silk/10% cashmere, 439 yrds/100g) in Blue Teal

  • 2.25mm (US 1) circular needles, 32” or longer for magic loop or dpns

  • 2.5mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 32” or longer for magic loop or dpns

  • 1 Stitch marker (2nd optional stitch marker)

  • Cable needle

  • Scrap yarn to hold stitches (a contrasting colour is best)

  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends


56 stitches and 48 rounds in 10 cm (4”) in (unstretched) twisted rib in the round using 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles. Gauge is measured after washing.

Finished Size

Fits hands 6.75” to 7.5” in circumference measured around the knuckles.

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