Fresco Fair Isle Mitts by Pam Allen

Fresco Fair Isle Mitts

August 2008
Sport (12 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern on larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
820 yards (750 m)
7" hand circumference
This pattern is available from for $6.50.

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2008: “In the Fresco Fair Isle Mitts, Pam Allen punches up a simple, geometric stranded-knitting motif with horizontal stripes in contrasting colors. A fuzzy, haloed angora/wool blend makes stitches seem to dissolve into each other, creating an effect that is at once ordered and melting.”

Finished Size: 7” hand circumference.

Yarn: Classic Elite Fresco (70% wool, 20% alpaca, 10% angora; 164 yd 150 m/50 g): #5379 purple haze (A), #5304 sugar blue (periwinkle; B), #5348 saxony blue (pale blue; C), #5335 peacock green (chartreuse; D), and #5301 parchment (off-white; E), 1 skein each.

Needles: Sizes 2 (2.75 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); waste yarn; tapestry needle.