Abney Park Mittens by SpillyJane

Abney Park Mittens

Knitting
October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 7.5 rows = 1 inch
in stranded colourwork pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
275 - 550 yards (251 - 503 m)
Palm Circumference 8 (9)”/20.3 (22.9) cm

I spent New Year’s Day 2012 wandering around the magnificent Abney Park, a Victorian cemetery in north London. It was a mild January day; the trees were still bare but there was plenty of green about. A particular highlight was the abandoned Neo-Gothic chapel in the centre of the park. Now in ruins, its gratings and gates inspired these mittens. I just had to make them in shades of green but they would look equally lovely knitted in shades of brick, iron and rust.