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.
Women’s sizes S [M, L] to fit 19 [21, 23] cm/7.5 [8.25, 9]” hand circumference, 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.
Hand circumference 18 [20, 22] cm/7 [7.75, 8.5]”, after blocking
20 stitches & 26 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in colourwork pattern
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
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)
One set 4.0 mm/US 6 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.
Additional Tools and Notions
Stitch marker, smooth waste yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle
Colourwork pattern is both written and charted.
LOW VISION ACCESSIBILITY
The low vision version of this pattern has the following features:
- Black text on white background
- 24 point font (minimum for body text; some headers are slightly larger than this)
- Sans serif monospaced font (Consolas)
- No italics
- Fully written directions (no charts)
- All left-justified text
- 2.54 cm/1” margins
- Single column format
- All images are captioned
Price: $7.00 CAD/$5.50 USD