4 August 2015

fingerless mitts

Its summer here.....well supposed to be anyway. Awful though it is, still not the weather for wearing woolly mitts but this hasn't stopped me knitting up two pairs. For the first pair I used my all time favourite pattern - Susie Roger's Reading Mitts. My old grey ones were looking very sorry for themselves so these are a replacement. The pattern is a freebie and available on Ravelry, click here.

A girl cant have to many accessories, so I wanted to knit a pink pair as well. I decided to look for another pattern and found one by Louisa Harding. This one, Victoria Mittens is available in her book - "Knitting Little Luxuries".

The pattern is written for two needles which is a shame as mitts tend to lend themselves to be knitted seamless. I tweaked her pattern and used my trusty dpns. What I loved about it was her use of picot cast on and off.... I thought it gave a pretty effect.

I used the loveliest of yarn for these two projects, Findley dk by Juniper Moon Farm, found in the Textile Studio, Ballyhackamore, Belfast, so soft and with a lovely sheen and a delight to knit up.
And after trying both patterns, the Susie Roger one is still my favourite.
Enjoy the rest of your week, Ali.


  1. The mittens are gorgeous. Like you I love the Susie Rogers ones best.

  2. Love the mitts Ali but I do hope you don't need them for a while although knowing our weather....well!!!!
    I have that Louisa Harding book too, I do like her patterns she has a very distinct style.
    Beautiful yarn and I love the mug!! :)
    V x

  3. OOh fab fingerless mitts Ali - I keep thinking of hooking a pair...love the colours and the textural bobbly bits!
    What a cool mug too!
    Ali x

  4. Anonymous7/8/15 11:45

    Great mitts, commendable effort. Look great. Well done!

  5. Love the mitts . Hope you don't need them for a while ! And love your posh knitting needles too


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