The bunting is hung, the flags are out, and everything (except the weather forecast!) is lined up for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration this weekend. It's an amazing time to be in London, particularly as someone who grew up in the royal-obsessed States. I've come up with my own celebratory knit for the event:
Introducing the Jubilee Mitts, a quick-to-knit lacy fingerless glove, perfect for the "changeable" summer weather here in the UK (or anywhere else for that matter). The pattern includes three sizes (small [medium, large], approximately 6 [7, 8] inches in circumference, unstretched) and requires 160 yds/146 m of sport-weight yarn.

The pair above are worked in The Fiber Company Canopy Sport (now called Fingering), which is an absolutely divine alpaca/merino/bamboo blend. The lace pattern is an easily memorized 6 stitch/6 row repeat; thumb gussets are worked in stockinette. All hems are worked in garter stitch for a clean finish.
Many thanks to Knitosphere, WoolyTanis, knitsign and PixieEars in the Ravelry Free Pattern Testers group for their test knitting and excellent suggestions.

As a special offer, from now until midnight BST on 5th June, 2012, buy the Jubilee Mitts for only £0.60! After that, the pattern will be available for $5.00*.

* Because life is more interesting in multiple currencies...