Miss Havisham by Nicola Diggins

Miss Havisham

January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
47 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Heart Cable Pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
164 - 199 yards (150 - 182 m)
To fit 18-20cm/7-8in hand
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I can imagine Charles Dickens’ Miss Havisham wearing these mittens. Sitting in her faded and tattered finery, brooding on her lost love and plotting her revenge.
The heart motif is taken from a fire surround at Watts Gallery in Compton, Surrey, the home of the Victorian artist G F Watts, a contemporary of Dickens and just as famous in his time.

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 14cm/5 1/2in after light blocking.
Length approx 20cm/8in.
To fit 18-20cm/7-8in hand
The ribbed palm makes these mittens super stretchy and comfortable.

1 set 2.75mm/US 2 DPNs for Classic Sock. Or use your preferred needles for knitting small circumferences in the round.

A short video for closed-loop increase and decrease here:


40g/150m Ainsworth & Prin Classic Sock 80% Super Wash Merino 20% Nylon (100g/365m skein). Shown in colour ‘Dianthus’.

One repeat of the Heart chart measures 9.5cm x 7cm/3.75 x 2 3/4in at the widest point after washing and light blocking.

3 Stitch markers.
Smooth waste yarn.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Cable needle if using.

Longtail cast-on
Closed loop cables
Twisted stitches

The pattern stitch is both written and charted.