Snowflakes for Adrienne Mitts by Claire Neicho

Snowflakes for Adrienne Mitts

April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in main colourwork pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
S (M, L) to fit hand circumference 18 (19.5, 20.5 ) cm/7.25 (7.75, 8.25) inches
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Snowflakes for Adrienne Mitts were originally designed as a gift for a friend, who wanted something blue. The motifs are based on traditional Fair isle patterns and the ribbing is traditional corrugated ribbing. The mitts are worked in the round, with the thumb worked using the waste yarn method (for which links to suggested online tutorials are suggested).

A pattern for a matching hat is available - both patterns are available together as an ebook for a discounted price.

S (M, L) to fit hand circumference 18 (19.5, 20.5 ) cm/7.25 (7.75, 8.25) inches, designed to be worn with no ease for a snug but not constricting fit. Shown in size S.

Finished measurements:
Circumference 18 (19.5, 20.5 ) cm/7.25 (7.75, 8.25) inches, length 15.5 (16, 16) cm/6.25 (6.5, 6.5) inches.

Yarn Used:
Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift
1 ball each in Petrol 750 (MC), Aqua 929 (CC1), Surf 135 (CC2), Eggshell 768 (CC3), White 304 (CC4).

If you wish to knit the matching Snowflakes for Adrienne Hat you will require 1 extra ball of the MC (Petrol). However knitting the large hat and the medium or large mitts will use up almost 50g of the MC, so depending on knitting style it is possible you may require a third ball.

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3.0mm double pointed needles, or size required to match tension.
2.75mm double pointed needles, or one size smaller than needle required to match tension.

30 sts and 36 rows to 10cm/4 inches using larger needles, measured over Fair Isle pattern after blocking.

Stitch marker to mark beginning of round
Small amount of smooth waste yarn for thumb placement
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Skills required:

  • working in the round
  • working with two yarns at the same time using the stranded technique
  • ability to read a chart (the colourwork pattern is charted only, written instructions are limited to explanations of how to use the chart in the pattern)

Pattern has been professionally tech edited by Stephanie Boardman