We have a smashing new pattern for you as part of our Wool Week celebrations. The gorgeous Waterhouse Mitts were designed for p/hop by the generous Patricia Clift Martin and are a great introduction to stranded knitting.
Here’s Patricia’s introduction to her pattern:
These mitts represent an early foray into stranded colourwork for me. I have always found colourwork to be a bit intimidating (and I’m still not brave enough for steeks!) but this project showed me that I really didn’t need to be. Inspired by the wonderful architectural detail in Manchester Town Hall they are a simple but striking project for an advanced beginner. As the new academic year approaches these would be a lovely gift to make in school or college colours.
If you are daunted by colour work these are small enough to not be overwhelming and the straightforward pattern is easy to get the hang of. There’s a great video tutorial on the knittinghelp.com (scroll down for the colourwork video, there are videos for both continental and english styles of knitting).
Stay tuned as we will have more fantastic new patterns here very soon…