Fool's Mitts by Elizabeth Ravenwood

Fool's Mitts

by Elizabeth Ravenwood
October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch, unblocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
220 - 263 yards (201 - 240 m)
Women's Small/Medium (6" to 7.5" / 15 to 18.5 cm wrist) / Medium/Large (8" to 9" / 20 to 23 cm wrist)
This pattern is available from for $6.00.

In Robin Hobb’s 16-book series-within-a-series, the Fool remains a central character throughout, though he goes by several guises depending on what the situation needs him to be. At first, he is simply The Fool, wearing his Fool’s motley to entertain King Shrewd and his guests. Later, he becomes Lord Golden, a wealthy, immaculately dressed nobleman of the court. These mitts give you the best of both the Fool’s motley for a bit of fun and Lord Golden’s brocade for an elegant hand.

The patterns are simple mosaic stitch patterns, so no knitting or color gymnastics are involved. Even in fingering weight, you will be warm wearing this accessory. The mitts are double warm because the Fool is always cold and needs extra layers. Both patterns are double-warm due to the mosaic layers. These are beautifully patterned mitts for cold weather.

These mitts are the companion accessory to The Fool’s Cowl.

To give some sparkle to your mitts, try Invictus Yarns Unafraid with its built-in sparkle effect. For a wonderful silky feel to your mitts, try Invictus Yarns Tenacity. Like a sturdy, but soft feel? You can’t go wrong with Invictus Yarns Adventure.