Just in time to start your Xmas knitting, here's the Willistead pattern (Ravelry link,) ready to go! You can pick it up here on Etsy or over here on Ravelry.Colourwork mittens inspired by a walk in Willistead park in Windsor, Ontario past the lovely old Art Nouveau ironwork gates. Every motif on these mittens is an painstakingly accurate reproducton of the motifs on that gate.
Since this mitten only requires one to use two colours of yarn on every row it is an ideal project for those new to colourwork.
Here are some other things you might like to know about Willistead:
The pattern is a clear, concise, 4-page .pdf file with large charts and images.
Size: Women’s Medium (or any hand that is 8” in circumference.)
Gauge: 10 stitches = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in Stockinette st.
Yarn: One ball of Knit Picks’ Palette (231yd / 50g) in each of the following colours: Green Tea Heather (MC) and Calypso Heather (CC,) or any other fingering yarn in these colours or colours of your choice, and a 15” piece of waste yarn of the same weight in a contrasting colour to hold the thumb stitches.
Needles: One set of five (5) double pointed needles in US 0 (2 mm) or size necessary to obtain gauge.
Notions: A stitch marker to mark beginning of round (optional,) and a sewing needle to weave in ends.
Skills Needed: Knitting in the round, stranded knitting, twisted stitches, and chart reading.
Enjoy the mittens!