Isokon Mitts by Ysolda Teague

Isokon Mitts

September 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
280 yards (256 m)
One Size 17-19cm (7-8") around the knuckles.
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A pair of pretty mitts featuring simple stitch patterns that follow the natural contours of the hand. The gusset is an integral part of the design and is worked with a single column of yarn overs that follow the curve of the lines on the palm. Two by two rib gives a snug fit and a little extra warmth around the wrist (I don’t know about you but my wrists are always colder than my hands!). The ribbing is gradually incorporated into a simple lace and texture stitch pattern that deconstructs and reassembles traditional fern lace patterns. The mitts are long enough to cover the first knuckle while allowing full finger motion and are completed with a few rounds of two by two rib.

YARN used for blue version
Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca Silk Sport (sportweight/light DK;
80% alpaca, 20% silk, 256m / 280yds per 100g skein)
Shade: The Angel Islington x 1 skein

This pattern was originally published Loop’s 10
This gorgeous Fingerless Mitts pattern was designed by Ysolda Teague for Loop London’s 10th anniversary book ‘10’.

Strong geometric lines form the basis of Isokon, a name that derives from a 1930’s architectural firm in England. Inspired by the Bauhaus, their work can still be seen in several houses in Hampstead, London. Ysolda has taken the modernist style to create these understated mitts, with clever shaping which follows the contours of the palm. By keeping the stitch pattern to a minimum, the space allows the alpaca based Old Maiden Aunt to bloom beautifully and show the full colour and quality of the yarn. The Angel Islington –The perfect Monopoly board blue. Hand-dyed in Scotland.

It is also available as a printed book through Loop, London.

‘Loop’s 10’ has 12 patterns celebrating 10 fabulous years of Loop,London. All patterns are written and charted. Each printed book comes with a download code.