Lùbach, meaning winding or meandering in Scottish Gaelic, features a twisting cable winding its way across the back of the hand like a slow-flowing river. This fingerless mitts pattern is a really quick and fun make – perfect for yourself or a gift for anyone. With a simple elegance and six sizes, they’ll fit everyone from teen to adult.

The pattern is fully written instructions and the cable pattern is also charted. It 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. 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: picking up stitches.

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Pattern Details


  • 142 (160, 172, 202, 220, 247)m / (155 (176, 188, 220, 240, 270) yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton 4ply (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 380 yds/100g) in Millpond
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 80 cm (32”) or longer or DPNs
  • 4 stitch markers (per mitt)
  • Cable needle (optional)
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends


32 stitches and 44 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stocking stitch in the round.

Finished Size

XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL) - 15 (16.5, 17.5, 19, 20, 21.5) cm or 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) inches

The mitts are designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5”) of negative ease.

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