Tilting Fair Isle Mitts and Hat by Mary Gehling
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Tilting Fair Isle Mitts and Hat

September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt on larger needle.
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1150 yards (1052 m)
Mitts: 6 1/2" palm circumference and 11 1/2" long. Hat: 19" circumference and 9" tall.
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Designer Mary Gehling

Finished Size Mitts: 6 1/2” palm circumference and 11 1/2” long. Hat: 19” circumference and 9” tall.

Yarn Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% wool; 115 yd 105 m/.88 oz 25 g): #105 eesit (oatmeal; MC), #1190 burnt umber (reddish-brown; A), #726 Prussian blue (dark blue; B), #103 sholmit (gray; C), #462 ginger (red; D), #235 grouse (brown; E), #770 mint (blue-green; F), #315 heron (blue heather; G), #134 blue Danube (light blue; H), and #429 old gold (green-brown; I), 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Simply Shetland.

Needles Sizes 1 1/2 (2.5 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm): 16” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); smooth waste yarn for thumb; tapestry needle.

Gauge 27 sts and 38 rnds = 4” in charted patt on larger needle.

Bands of stranded colorwork are separated by short-row wedges that put everything at angles for a quirky effect—but those short-rows even each other out in the end.