Fair Isle Mittens pattern in Simply Knitting 115

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Here is the second of my patterns originally published in the new issue of Simply Knitting. These mittens are seriously cosy, knitted in Blacker Swan Falkland Islands wool DK, which sooo soft! The pattern came about by mistake when I was charting an old vintage chevron pattern and messed it up, so I flipped it over and ended up with this:

Simply Knitting 115, Fair Isle DK© Philip Sowels Future Publishing

The pattern is a simple two-colour standed design which is fun to knit.  The mittens are worked in the round, increasing for the thumb, which is then added on afterwards.  The pattern is charted clearly and is available in 2 sizes: 18-20cm (7-8in) and 21-23cm (81/4-9) in.

For more information please see the product page here.

Simply Knitting 115 Fair Isle© Philip Sowels and Future Publishing

New Pattern Release: Edith Mitts and Mittens

I’m been beavering away these last few weeks to get this mitten pattern knitted up and photographed to release in time for Christmas. It’s such a quick and simple pattern that it will make a great last minute gift – in just a day or two these can be ready to go!

Knitted in A Stash Addict’s Solid Aran BFL, I used a slightly tighter gauge than normal to keep the warmth inside. The yarn is gorgeous to work with and blocks beautifully.

The pattern includes instructions for both the fingerless mitts and the full mittens, I couldn’t decide which I preferred so I thought I would leave it up to you. The mittens are grafted closed at the top, which is a really neat finish and helps them to keep their shape.

The pattern is available in three sizes, S,M and L. All can be made with under 100g / 3.5oz of yarn per pair.

For more details or to download as a digital file, please click here