Elgin Mittens Knitting Pattern
These mitts cover the whole hand, with a ribbed cuff and an afterthought thumb. They are knitted in the round using DK weight yarn, with the double thickness of the stranded fabric making them extra warm. The single size stretches well to fit hands sized 6-8” diameter, and the pattern repeats are large. There are two cuff options, and the mitts will work in a wide variety of color combinations.
The pattern is inspired by the distinctive windows in Elgin Cathedral, which have been empty of glass since the 1600s. I adapted the window shape to form an elongated diamond that would tessellate nicely.