Wild Rose Mitts by Deborah Kemball
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Wild Rose Mitts

Knitting
April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
one size Ladies Medium

The design, the shape, the picot edge and the gorgeous Scandinavian motifs all work together to make the perfect elegant and practical mitt. One size, medium, seems to fit all but the pattern advises how to alter the size/length if desired.

Easy to make too I have tweaked the pattern hither and thither for the past two years and now feel confident to share it the pattern with you all on Ravelry. I have written the pattern in a way I hope even beginner knitters can easily understand.

I like to use a sock weight yarn and four 2.25mm DPNS although of course the magic loop method can be used too. These slate grey mitts are made from Artfil’s Belle in colours Slate, Strawberries and Cream and Pistachio. The colour work offers a great way to use up scraps and the main colour uses approximately 200 yards for both mitts. I tend to knit quite tightly and my tension works out at 8 stitches/12 rows to the inch. You may want to go down a needle size to get the same tension for an identical size to mine.

The charting for the traditional Swedish design is taken from Mary Jane Mucklestone’s “150 Scandinavian Motifs”.

If you can’t find the pattern e mail me at
deborahkemball@gmail.com and I will send you the pdf