Tradition with a twist! I love reading about the different traditions in knitting and the history of our beloved craft. Where better to find inspiration for a design?
Shetlander is a pair of fingerless mitts inspired by, you guessed it, traditional Shetland knitting. The mitts showcase two vertical Shetland color motifs, and feature two-colored ribbing on the cuff and edges.
In Shetland knitting, when a motif is knit across the entire design, as opposed to only parts of the design such as the hem or cuffs of a piece, only two colors are used to create the motif.
In this case there’s a little twist to these mitts: one vertical motif is worked on one side of the mitt and another on the other side. As such, the mitts can be worn with either motif on top, creating a new look depending on which way you flip them. Knit in a 100% wool, worsted-weight yarn, Shetlander will keep your hands feeling warm and looking stylish in the heart of winter.