Celtic Charmers by cold comfort knits

Celtic Charmers

October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 15.5 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
130 - 135 yards (119 - 123 m)
One Size.
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Simply Charming

“We are looking for designers who feel a connection to the British Isles and wish to share their stories through their making.” That was the call from The Fibre Co. that led to this rustic pair of fingerless mittens. Inspired by my own British heritage, and my deep love for all things wooly, these mitts pay homage to my beloved grandfather.

A Canadian soldier in WWII, he “charmed” my Basingstoke-born grandmother—all the way back to frigid Manitoba! That first winter, I like to imagine he’d have given her a pair of mitts just like these. After all, no matter the generation, there’s just no denying the special kind of warmth found in a pair of hand-knit woollen mittens!

Finished Measurements
On the hand: 6.75” (17 cm) cuff to fingers. 7.75” (20 cm) circumference, at widest part of hand (above thumb).
Flat: 7.5” (19 cm) length x 3” (7.75 cm) width.

The Fibre Co. Lore (100% Romney Wool; 273 yards / 250 meters / 100 grams): 1 skein in colour “Happiness”.

Yarn Note: One skein of Lore is enough to make two pairs of Celtic Charmers, provided you are working at the gauge stated in the pattern.

• One 9” (23cm) circular needle size US 5 (3.75 mm).
• Four double-pointed needles size US 5 (3.75mm).

Needles Note: This pattern was worked using a 9” (23 cm) circular needle. If you cannot obtain, or dislike using, a small-circumference needle, double-pointed needles may be used throughout.

11 stitches & 15.5 rounds = 2” (5 cm) in Stockinette Stitch.

Skill Level

This pattern has been tech edited and test-knitted.
It includes written directions only, no chart.

The metal medallions used on the sample were added for presentation purposes only; specifications are not included in the pattern. They were originally purchased at Michaels Canada. Inventory differs outside Canada and is constantly changing, so I cannot guarantee you will find the same ones. If you’re interested, the manufacturer is Blue Moon Beads.

THANK YOU! To the talented team of yarn bosses at The Fibre Co., thanks for believing in me and my designs AND for making yarns that never fail to inspire!