Alderman by Victoria Magnus


January 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 245 yards (183 - 224 m)
One size, easily adjusted
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Named after the Alderman Apple which is a similar colour to these mitts! The Alderman is an English (possibly Scottish) apple thought to have originated in the 1920s.

These mitts are pretty and feminine, but with close-fitting all-over cables they are a lovely warm fabric for the winter. Leave out the picot edge and you have men’s mitts, too!

Knit Now magazine worked with a team of designers to produce a collection of Marvellous Mittens to support the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity.

Roald Dahl is famous for his stories and rhymes that still spark children’s imaginations today. Much less well known, however, is how he often went out of his way to help seriously ill children – reading at hospital bedsides and even helping to buy special wheelchairs that parents couldn’t afford themselves.

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity continues this fantastic work by providing nurses, equipment, carers and toys to help make life that little bit better for seriously ill and disabled children living with life-long neurological and blood