November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
689 yards (630 m)
One Size
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This pattern is published in Mary Jane Mucklestone’s book Fair Isle Weekend. The book is available in 2 versions: in English and in Finnish.

The Tamto mitts are knit in the rnd from the ribbed cuff, through the colorwork hand, ending with individual ribbed fingers. An afterthought thumb enables you to keep your Fair Isle knitting groove on, with little interruption. With wearing, the mitts mold to your hands, so you won’t notice the absence of a gusset.

Tamto is an Old Shetland word for heyday.

One size.

Circumference: 8½ in (21.5 cm).
Length: 8¼ in (21 cm).

Yarn: Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (fingering weight, 100% Shetland wool, 125 yds / 115 m per 25 g ball).
1 ball each in:
A) FC47 Blue
B) FC55 Red Violet
C) 125 Poppy
D) 203 Gray
E) FC43 Wheat
F) 28 Gold

Yarn Substitution: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (fingering weight, 100% Shetland wool, 114 yds / 105 m per 25g ball).
1 ball each in:
A) 105 Midnight (Blue)
B) 1260 Raspberry (Red Violet)
C) 125 Ginger (Poppy)
D) 103 Sholmit (Gray)
E) 105 Eesit (Wheat)
F) 1160 Scotch Broom (Gold)

Actual amounts used:
A) 90yds/83m
B) 60yds/55m
C) 30yds/28m
D) 80yds/74m
E) 15yds/14m
F) 17yds/16m

Notes for swapping colors - there are two groups

The first oxo motif uses
ABC as the background colors and
DEF as the pattern colors

The second motif uses
DEF as the background colors and
ABC as the pattern colors

Needles: DPNs in sizes US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm).

Notions: Locking stitch marker or safety pin, 24 in (60 cm) smooth waste yarn, tapestry needle, stitch markers.

30 sts x 30 rnds = 4 x 4 in (10 x 10 cm) in Fair Isle pattern on larger needles, after blocking.

33 sts x 36 rnds = 4 x 4 in (10 x 10 cm) in ribbing on smaller needles, without blocking

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