Es war, als hätt der Himmel Die Erde still geküßt, Daß sie im Blütenschimmer Von ihm nun träumen müßt. ...
It was like Heaven's glimmer had touched the Earth's skin that in Her blossoms' shimmer She had to think of Him. ...
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (translation: Walter A. Aue)
The inspiration for these fingerless mitts was Eichendorff's "Mondnacht" (Moonlit Night) poem. The mercerised cotton thread makes this delicate lacey pattern shimmer like a carpet of blossoms in the moonlight.
The sizes are women’s XS/S, M/L, and XL/XXL to fit hands with up to 18, 20, and 22.5cm / 7 1/8, 7 7/8, and 8 7/8” circumference above thumb.
Cotton threads size 10-20 can be used for this pattern, as well as lace weight wool.