Mooncoin fingerless mitts
"The Rose of Mooncoin" is a ballad written in the 1800s by Watt Murphy, teacher ~ builder ~ writer and poet, for his lost love Elizabeth. Elizabeth's parents sent her from her home in County Kilkenny, Ireland to England; Watt was heart-broken and composed this tune in her memory. In part the lyrics say: "Where the thrush and the robin their sweet notes entwine" - what a beautiful image to translate into cables.
The Mooncoin Fingerless Mitts incorporate narrow staghorn and honeycomb cables into the ribbing portion of the cuff. The narrow staghorn cable leads into the main Mooncoin cable on the back of each mitt; this main cable is flanked on either side by the narrow honeycomb cable. The palm and thumb are worked in Stockinette stitch. The honeycomb cable extends into the Top Ribbing; the thumb is finished in 1x1 ribbing.
Pattern is charted with written directions for the charts provided in a separate PDF. Each mitt and size has its own chart.