New Pattern: Little Heart’s Ease

LITTLE HEART'S EASE mitten pattern by Allison O'Mahony at

A simple colourwork pattern adds interest, density, and warmth to this basic mitten silhouette. The contrast colour looks like little hearts, which reminded me of the tiny community of Little Heart’s Ease in Trinity Bay; Newfoundland is known for its quirky place names. Columns of slipped stitches add polish, forming faux side seams to hide the jog that naturally occurs when knitting stranded colourwork in the round. Requiring little yarn for the contrast colour, this quick knit is a great project for using up leftovers of your favourite yarns and colours.

Aran weight yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 102 [123, 148] m/111 [135, 162] yd Main Colour (MC)
  • 26 [31, 37] m/28 [34, 41] yd Contrast Colour (CC)

Shown in Briggs & Little Heritage (100% Wool; 197 m/215 yd per 113 g/4 oz skein) in colours Light Grey (MC) and Light Maroon (CC)

20 stitches & 26 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in colourwork pattern

One set 4.0 mm needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge)

*Either one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs), two circular needles, or one long circular needle, as you prefer for small circumference knitting in the round.

Women’s sizes S [M, L] to fit 19 [21, 23] cm/7.5 [8.25, 9]” hand circumferences, measured at the widest part of the hand (i.e. around the base of the thumb)

Shown in size M on a 21 cm/8.25” hand circumference with 1 cm/0.5” negative ease.

Finished Dimensions
Hand circumference 18 [20, 22] cm/7 [7.75, 8.5]”, after blocking

Additional Tools
Stitch marker, smooth waste yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle

Skill Level
2 out of 5

LITTLE HEART'S EASE mitten pattern by Allison O'Mahony at

Price: $5 USD

Available through my Ravelry store, my Etsy shop, or directly via PayPal by clicking the “buy now” button below.

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