Rose Petal mittens
Yarn pack for Rose Petal mittens
The Rose Petal mittens are inspired by a beautiful bouquet of roses in many colours. The brighter colours are used for the floral pattern and the softer colours for the background.
The Rose Petal mittens pattern is for traditional-style mittens knitted in the round from the wrist up. The cuff is worked in a corrugated rib in which both the knit and purl stitches change colour. This is followed by the stranded colourwork section. The thumb gusset starts at the base of the palm, and, once the thumb gusset is wide enough, the thumb opening is positioned by using waste yarn. After the rest of the mitten is complete, the waste yarn is removed, and the thumb is then finished.
You will also require a copy of Fair Isle Knitting and Design for the pattern.
See below for further details.
The yarn pack contains sufficient Shetland Spindrift yarn, from Jamieson’s of Shetland, to knit a pair of Rose Petal mittens in the largest size. You will also require a copy of Fair Isle Knitting and Design for the pattern.
Other useful information
Gauge | Tension
36 sts and 36 rounds to 10 cm | 4 in over stranded colourwork stocking stitch after washing and blocking.
Needles & Accessories
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct tension after washing and blocking the knitted fabric. Suggested needle sizes are:
2.75 mm | UK 12 | US 2 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) suitable for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences.
Lockable stitch markers, for marking the start of the round and thumb placement.
Smooth waste yarn, for thumb-gusset placement.
Blunt-ended yarn or tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends.
Mitten blockers (optional).
The Rose Petal mittens are shown knitted in Shetland Spindrift from Jamieson’s of Shetland (4-ply; 100% Shetland wool; 105 m | 115 yds per 25 g skein), in the following colours:
Yarn A: Cherry 580.
Yarn B: Sorbet 570.
Yarn C: Blossom 555.
Yarn D: Plum 585.
Yarn E: Rose 550.
Yarn F: Lipstick 575.
Yarn G: Natural White 104.
Yarn H: Leprechaun 259.
Yarn J: Daffodil 390.
This pattern is in three sizes: small[medium:large].
To fit palm circumference: 18.5 [19.5:20.5] cm | 7¼[7¾:8] in.
Finished palm circumference: 18.5 [19.5:20.5] cm | 7¼[7¾:8] in.
Finished length: 23 [23.5:24] cm | 9 [9¼:9½] in.
The Rose Petal mittens shown are in the smallest size.
Cable cast-on method, stranding and weaving in yarns, corrugated rib, Kitchener stitch.
Tutorials in book
- Stranding with a) one yarn held in each hand, b) both yarns held in the left hand, and c) both yarns held in the right hand.
- Weaving in with a) one yarn held in each hand, b) with both yarns held in the left hand, and c) both yarns held in the right hand.
- Corrugated rib.
- Kitchener stitch.
Published June 2020 in Fair Isle Knitting and Design.
Designer: Nicki Merrall.
Sample knitter: Nicki Merrall.
Tech editor: Amelia Hodsdon.
|Dimensions||20 × 20 × 6 cm|