Heppinn Mittens by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Heppinn Mittens

December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 180 yards (137 - 165 m)
One Size
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  • Simple mitts, light as a feather, made from a single strand of Plotulopi
  • Constructed with an easy peasant thumb
  • Heppinn means LUCKY in Icelandic

Mitts fitt with 0 - ½ of positive ease, like wearing clouds on your hands.

They are offered in one size which can be easily adapted in length. With a bit more thought, different sizes can be achieved with gauge, for a smaller circumference mitten go down a needle size and get a smaller gauge, plötulopi is extremely adaptable this way.

Although plötulopi seems fragile it is quite strong once knit. I have worn a pair of plötulopi mittens for over two years with no problems, though I would not recommend wearing them for heavy work like hauling wood.

Heppinn Mittens are a great first go at using plötulopi, a great project to experiment with. The key to success is to relax!

The mittens don’t take much yarn at all. I’ve made a generous estimate of yardage so if your yarn breaks you’ll still have enough. If the yarn does break simply spit splice it back together again, it’s easy!

Heppin Mitts uses 4 colors of yarn, two dark colors and two light colors. I think you could easily get away with just two colors by just swapping the placement of background and pattern the second time you knit the pattern repeat.

Colors used:
Black Sheep Heather
Brown Heather
Oatmeal Heather
Ivory Heather