Here is the second of my patterns published in the new issue of Simply Knitting, available on the 6th December. 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.
© Philip Sowels Future Publishing
The pattern is a simple two-colour Fair Isle design which is fun to create. The mittens are knitted in the round, increasing for the thumb, which is then added on afterwards. The pattern is charted clearly and is available in 3 sizes – Women’s Small-Large and Men’s large.
© Philip Sowels and Future Publishing
Simply Knitting issue 115 (January 14) is available on the 6th Dec (in all good newsagents!) and also contains my slip-stitch “Cute Cabled Socks” pattern. You can also purchase the magazine online it at myfavouritemagazines, where it will be available for 6 months, or as a digital issue from iTunes or Zinio.
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.
• Approx 100g / 3.5oz / 166m / 181.5yds of A Stash Addict Solid BFL Aran
• 5 x 3.5mm (US4) double pointed
• 5 x 4mm (US6) double pointed needles
• 3 stitch markers
• 1 sewing needle
Small (hand measures approx 19cm / 7.5” around palm).
Medium (hand measures approx 22cm / 8.5” around palm).
Large (hand measures approx 24cm / 9.5” around palm).
22 sts and 30 rows per 10cm/4” in stocking stitch, knitted flat on 4mm (US 6) needles.