First Flurries Mitts by Pauline McPherson

First Flurries Mitts

February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
142 - 175 yards (130 - 160 m)
This pattern is available from for £3.00.

The inspiration for these charming mitts came from Lifelong Yarn’s Yarrow 4ply. This yarn combines the strength and longevity of the Scottish Blackface fleece with the softness and drape of Blue Faced Leicester wool. Seeded columns of rib create a structured cuff and keep the mitts securely in place. A sycamore eyelet lace pattern decorates the back of the mitt, while smooth stocking stitch makes for a practical and warm palm. A combination of strength and softness!

Skills Required
Knit and purl
Cast on
Working in the round on DPNs or magic loop or with two circulars (the pattern instructions are written for the two circulars method.)
Working from easy charts (the instructions are written out too.)
Easy lace
Decreasing stitches
Kitchener stitch/grafting

1 skein of Lifelong Yarns Yarrow 4 ply (50% Scottish Blackface, 50% BFL); 270m per 100g skein
The First Flurries Mitts Kit supplies 60g of Yarrow 4 ply. This is sufficient yarn to knit mitts for the largest of hands.

If you wish to use substitute yarn, look for a 4 ply at 17wpi.