Acantha was a minor character in Greek mythology. In one version of the story, Acantha was a woman who refused Apollo’s advances. In another version, Acantha was a man who returned Apollo’s advances.

As in the story, these mitts can take on whatever character suits your desires. Worked from the cuff towards the fingers, this pattern can be used as wrist-warming cuffs, fingerless mitts, or full mittens.

Pattern published by Cooperative Press in Fresh Designs: Mittens & Gloves. Book is also available on Ravelry.

There is errata for my version of Acantha.

Yarn: Sport weight
Model: The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in Dragon Millipede; 80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 412yds/377m per 113g skein. Both mitts, the glove, and the cuff knit with one hank of yarn.
Gauge: 33 sts and 52 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm), or size for gauge.
Finished size: 4.75 6, 7.25, 8.5 in (12 15, 18.5, 21.5 cm)
Notions: Stitch markers, waste yarn, yarn needle

Stitch instructions: Charted.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.