Craic Mittens Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: Two 50g balls of Mohair Tweed (70% merino and 30% mohair, 110m/120yds per 50g).

Metres: 220m.

My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: Illustrious Naturals DK One 100g hanks, or Bo Beep Pure DK two 50g hanks.

Needles: Set of four double pointed 3.75mm knitting needles.

Notion: Cable needle (optional).

Gauge (tension): 24 stitches and 28 rows to 10cm square over rib pattern when using 3.75mm needles.

Measurements: To fit average sized hand.

My design ideas and advice: This pattern is one of eight pattern that I designed to launch especially at Yarndale 2017 along with the  Mohair Tweed which was also just launched that year. The yarn is spun in Donegal so I named all the patterns using Irish words, Gael (pronounced gale) is the Irish word for an Irish person or a Scottish highlander – the essence of identity. I love the cable on this mitten, it’s one of my favourites and I have used it on a few other designs so far – you can have matching socks as I used it on the  Gael Socks, another design is the Farrimond Cardigan from my  Simple Knits book and then there is  Farrimond’s Cushion.

Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: Click here for my Casting onto dpns or Simple Cable videos.

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