It‘s cold outside. Time to wrap your hands in warm mittens to brave the cold. Suddenly a phone call comes in or you want to capture your friend doing a flip while iceskating. Unwrapping is no option! These classic shaped mittens come with a twist: the mittens can be converted into mitts. Flip them over to use your fingertips.

The mittens are completely worked in rounds. Starting at the bottom with corrugated ribbing, the Fair Isle pattern is revealed as the pattern comes to the tip. The colorwork is inspired by the graphic artist M.C. Escher. His art had a strong mathematical component.

The aran-weight yarn gives a warm thickness and makes it a quick project. Choose two contrasting colors to reveal the fractal.


$4.00 USD

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  • Yarn Donegal Yarns Aran Tweed, 100% Wool, 160 m (174 yards) per 100g; sample in Petrol Blue and Sunflower. DC: 80 m (87 yards), 50g LC: 80 m (87 yards), 50g
  • Needles 4.0mm/ US #6 and 4.5mm/ US #7 DPNs, or size to obtain gauge.
  • Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 10cm/ 4“ in stockinette stitch, using bigger needles.
  • Notions 2 buttons, stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn for stitch holder.
  • Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fractal-mittens