Na Ceithir Dùil


Meaning “the four elements” in Scottish Gaelic, Na Ceithir Dùil is a simple but fun fingerless mitts pattern. It uses tiny leftovers for stripes with slipped stitches to create a gorgeous pattern on the back of each hand. This fingerless mitts pattern is a really quick and fun make.

The pattern is fully written instructions, with charts for the slipped stitch pattern and also includes a photo tutorial for the Estonian Cast-On and for cables without a cable needle. 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


  • 135 (145, 165, 185)(200, 220) m (145 (160, 180, 200)(220, 240) yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton 4 ply (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 380 yds/100g) in Whispering Grass
  • 9 m (10 yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton 4 ply in Lagoon, Red Goosefoot and Ivy
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 80 cm (32”) or longer or DPNs
  • 5 stitch markers (per mitt)
  • 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) - 12.5 (13.75, 15, 16.25)(17, 18.25) cm / 5 (5.5, 6, 6.5)(6.75, 7.25)”

The mitts are designed to be worn with up to 2.5 - 5 cm (1 - 2”) of negative ease.

To see how the mitts look in other sizes and colours check out my testers' projects!

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