Sheep Shuffle Mitts by Sophie McKane

Sheep Shuffle Mitts

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
175 - 230 yards (160 - 210 m)
Adult Small (to fit hand 6” circumference), (Medium (7”), Large (8”))
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Here’s a special tribute to sheep and all the woolly goodness they bring into our lives! Little rainbow sheep shuffle their way around these striking mitts, warming hands as they go. Knit in fingering weight yarn, the stranded fabric results in a cosy mitt that is perfect for chilly spring days.

Sheep Shuffle is a great first colourwork project, or a fun diversion for the more experienced knitter. The thumb features a graphic pattern inspired by flowers. The mitts are seamless for quick results and a snug fit.

A cute gift for animal lovers….a practical accessory for smartphone users….a crafty way to identify other wool lovers….whatever your reason for knitting a pair of Sheep Shuffle Mitts, I hope you’ll enjoy the pattern.

Sizing
Adult Small (to fit hand 6” circumference), (Medium (7”), Large (8”))
Mitt sizes are measured around the hand just below your hand knuckles. If you’re in between sizes, choose a size smaller than your hand rather than larger.

Yarn
Sample is knit in Cambrian Mountains Wool 4 ply; 1 ball natural and 1 colour pack. 10% discount on their online shop with code “shuffle18”

You will need fingering weight yarn in the following quantities (given in yards):
MC: 135 (160, 180)
CCs: 40 (45, 50) total

  • Choose a main colour and a single contrast colour for a sophisticated look, or up to 16 CCs for a fun rainbow of sheepy goodness.
  • These are also a great stashbusting project.
  • At a gauge of 32 sts/4”, these mitts are ideal for using up sock yarn leftovers.

Notes

  • The left and right mitts are identical, so the pattern isn’t overly complicated.

  • The colourwork motif is charted, with a separate chart for the integrated thumb gusset.

  • For ease of printing, charts are written using MC and CC only. Alternate CCs as desired, using photograph for guidance if needed.