Kærlig From Ysolda's Knitworthy 2 collection, these fingerless mitts are just gorgous and have an interesting construction method that follows the shape of the hand. Simple rib and garter stitch highlight the architectural lines and show off the subtle depth of semi-solid yarns. Using only a small amount of yarn they are a fun way to use up left over sock yarn.
The mitts begin at the cuff which is worked in the round using the magic loop technique. A provisional cast on is used to add stitches for the hand which is worked back and forth in garter stitch with an I-cord edge and decreased across the live cuff stitches. Instead of a traditional gusset, shaping for the thumb is added by working across the hand and remaining cuff stitches, decreasing where they join to create a triangle of garter stitch across the palm. The remaining garter stitches are joined to the provisional cast on stitches above the thumb with a three needle bind off and triangular gusset that is worked downwards to join the remaining thumb stitches. The thumbs are then worked in the round. The only cast-on and bound-off edges are at the base of the cuff and the top of the thumb and the only finishing required before gifting is weaving in the ends and blocking.
The pattern includes detailed step-by-step photos.
Sizes: Toddler [Child, Adult S, M, L, XL]
Yarn required: Fingering weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal. We love WYS Spinners Signature 4 Ply! 100 [150, 210, 260, 345, 415] yds / 90 [135, 190, 240, 315, 380] m
Images copyright Ysolda Teague, used with permission from Ysolda Distribution.
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£4.50A gansey inspired hat with simple but very effective knit and purl patterning. The neat brim is worked in garter stitch at a tight gauge with short row shaping so that it’s longer over the ears — a minimalist approach to ear flaps. The crown is softly gathered with rapid decreases and joined with a 3-needle-bind-off worked from the inside. This creates a tidy seam detail more often found on ready to wear. Newhaven is a tiny fishing village and harbour on Edinburgh’s Firth of Forth coast. Finished Circumference: 18½ [19¾, 21]" / 47 [50, 53] cm Yarn: Sport Weight Images copyright Ysolda Teague, used with permission from Ysolda Distribution.
£6.00Strokkur was inspired by traditional Icelandic Lopapeysas: cozy sweaters with colourful yoke patterns. First made for a trip to Iceland a few years ago, the original has travelled with me ever since. Knit in Icelandic wool it’s been my ‘go to’ garment for chilly, damp days. Another trip to Iceland, and the fact that the original sweater was looking rather well loved, meant it was time to make a replacement. This time I actually took notes, so now you can knit one of your own. Strokkur features a more refined fit than many traditional yoked sweaters. It is worked from the bottom up with gentle waist shaping. The yoke patterning is fairly short; to flatteringly frame the face and avoid bagginess around the underarm. Short rows are worked both above and below the stranded colourwork to create a scooped neckline. Shown in size 35½” with one inch of positive ease. Images copyright Ysolda.
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Special Price £11.50The Whimsical Little Knits 3 pattern book is the the latest volume in Ysolda's popular Whimsical Little Knits series. It includes 9 patterns including hats, mittens and socks! Hendreary Hat Narwhal Mittens Not-so-tiny slippers Oxidize Hat Roisin Hood Sherilyn Shawl Sherman Socks Trinket Robot Vintage Buttons Gloves With Autumn Winter 2016 coming up, these will make gorgeous wearable knits for everyone. Included with each copy is a code for a free digital copy of the book which can be redeemed at ysolda.com.