I’m Helena Callum and I am writing this guest blog post for p/hop to introduce my new pattern, which is now available as a p/hop pattern.
Like all p/hop patterns, it can be downloaded in return for a donation to Médecins Sans Frontières .
The pattern is for a pair of colourful fingerless mitts using DK-weight yarn.
Several colours are used, but because the stitch pattern uses slipped stitches, only one colour is used in any round.
The mitts are worked in the round and incorporate a peasant thumb (sometimes called an afterthought thumb) which means that you just knit a straight tube for the hand, with no worries about remembering to increase for a thumb gusset.
Why are they called “Ermintrude”?
Well, though the stitch pattern looks most obviously like a brick wall, for some reason it reminded me of a cattle grid.
But a very pretty, soft and gentle cattle grid -suitable perhaps for a pretty, soft and gentle cow such as Ermintrude from the Magic Roundabout.
I hope you enjoy the pattern and supporting MSF!