Roiling mittens the Knitter issue 80

Juliet's blog – mitten patterns, my latest knitting addiction!

10th February 2015

Juliet Bernard reveals her latest knitting addiction: mitts! "At this time of year I seem to be knitting so many pairs of gloves and fingerless mittens – my excuse is they keep warning us about a cold winter. If I’m honest knitting fingerless mitts has become a bit of an addiction for me – some people knit socks all the time, for me it’s the hands I am interested in. "I never really got the point of fingerless mitts but the first pair I ever knitted kept my hands so surprisingly warm, that I was converted. I trawl through Ravelry looking for new constructions and exciting patterns. Mitts are quick to knit and as complicated as you like. Here are just a few patterns to inspire you: (now available with a matching cowl here) - a free pattern - a free pattern - a free pattern "My most recent design is called Roiling Mittens, and featured in issue 80 of The Knitter as the subscribers' bonus pattern. It takes a traditional Fair Isle motif and gives it a modern twist in the most wonderful yarn from The Little Grey Sheep – you may have read about them in my article in issue 71. The lustre of the Gotland and Gotland cross fleeces is wonderful and a real joy to mix. Emma has been selling mini skeins for about 6 months now so you can try out her yarn in lots of the colours that she hand dyes on the farm in Hampshire or you can buy a kit for the gloves here."

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