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 colourwork 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 colours to reveal the fractal.
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Donegal Yarns Aran Tweed, 100% Wool, 160 m (174 yards) per 100g;
- 1 skein in Petrol Blue (main colour MC); 50g / 80 m / 87 yards used for the sample
- 1 skein in Sunflower (contrasting colour CC); 50 g / 80 m / 87 yards used for the sample
4.0 mm / US #6
4.5 mm / US #7 DPNs, or size to obtain gauge
4.0 mm crochet hook
tapestry needle, stitch markers, 2 buttons, waste yarn for stitch holder
18 sts x 24 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in stockinette stitch, using bigger needles and after blocking
palm circumference: 18cm (7“)
length from tip to wrist: 24cm (9 1/4“)
There is the possibility to make the mittens larger. The instructions tell you where the mittens can be lengthened.
knit and purl stitches, increases and decreases, fair isle
It is possible to make the mittens larger. In the pattern, you will find out where they can be extended.
How to work the cable cast-on