Heart in my Hands Mitts
These mitts came about from the phrase ‘Holding your heart in my hands’. They are designed so that the hearts are secretly held safe in the palm with a flower motif on the back of the hand. The main picture shows a colourway developed since the pattern was initially published in Knit Now in 2013 (Issue 25). The pure wool Jamieson and Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight yarn is perfect for Fair Isle work and makes a warm and soft fabric.
Suggested Yarn: Jamieson and Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight (100% Real Shetland Wool, 118m/25g): MC1 - Green FC12, 1 ball; MC2 - Red 9113, 1 ball, CC - Light Gold 121, 1 ball. Much less than 1 ball is needed for MC2 and CC.
OR (original colourway): Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% Pure Shetland Wool, 105m/25g): MC1 - Emerald, 1 ball; MC2 - Apple, 1 ball; CC - Crimson, 1 ball.
Needles: 3.25mm (US 3) dpns/preferred needles for small circumference knitting or size to obtain tension AND 3mm (US 2.5) dpns/ preferred needles for small circumference knitting or one size smaller than that to obtain tension
Notions: 3 stitch markers, Waste yarn for thumb, Tapestry needle
Tension: 10cm = 30 sts x 34 rnds measured over Fair Isle pattern on 3.25mm needles, blocked
One Size: (to fit medium womea’s hand) Wrist circumference: 19.5cm, Top cuff circumference: 20.5cm, Length: 17cm