Anorthosite Fingerless Mitts by Janelle Martin

Anorthosite Fingerless Mitts

May 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
25.25 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in over chart, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 - 160 yards (128 - 146 m)
Small (Large)
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About this design: These fingerless mitts are another piece inspired by the rocks on display at the Geo Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The piece of Anorthosite (used in the process of making aluminum and fiberglass) was mined in Ten Mile Bay in northern Labrador and was still in its rough-cut block form,
looking as it did when shipped from the quarry. It was these mining marks that inspired these fingerless mitts. The colours were chosen to reflect the different colours present in the Anorthosite.

Skills Required:

  • Working with charts
  • Slipped stitches
  • Blocking

Finished Size: Small (Large)
Fits hand circumference (measured at knuckles, worn with 0” ease): 6.25 (7.5)”/18 (19) cm
Length: 6.25 (6.75)”/16 (17.25) cm

Other Tools:

  • Stitch marker (3)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions).
  • Scrap yarn in contrasting colour
  • Blunt tip tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Yarn: 140 (160) yards/128 (146) meters of wool DK weight yarn that knits up to 5 sts/inch.

MC: 100 (110) yards/91 (101) meters;
CC: 40 (50) yards/37 (46) meters

Shown In: Bare Naked Wools ‘Kent DK’, (300 yards/274 meters; 60% Merino wool, 40% Romney wool; 4.0 oz/115 grams per skein). MC – Beach Glass, CC – White Sand

About the Collection:
During the summer of 2014, I traveled to Newfoundland, to the arctic coastal tundra region where the Vikings had the first European settlement in North America. Such gorgeous landscape! It’s inspired a collection focused around the landscape of this area of Newfoundland and its geological cousins in Iceland and coastal Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all three places over the past 10 years. I find the remote and stark landscapes inspiring – nature has such beautiful lines and movement.

During my visit to Newfoundland’s Great Northern Penninsula (the location of the first Viking settlement in North America) inspiration struck quite quickly and before the week was out, I had the core ideas for the Northern Landscapes collection. This accessory collection of 30-40 pieces focuses on shawls/stoles, scarves, hats, and cowls. I knew right away that the beautiful, natural colours and textures of Bare Naked Wools paired perfectly with this landscape. The collection also features indie dyers, focusing on colours drawn from the three landscapes.

The collection will be released in three parts and will be available as ebooks or individual patterns. Part one was published in August 2015, part two was published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.