These beautiful Waterhouse Mitts were designed for us by Patricia Clift Martin and are a great introduction to stranded knitting.
Patricia was inspired by the stunning tiles in Manchester Town Hall. Alfred Waterhouse designed this wonderful Arts and Crafts building which has been a source of civic pride for many years. The interior has been used in films and TV as a stand-in for the Houses of Parliament, notably in Sherlock Holmes adaptations and An Ideal Husband. The interior really is a magnificent example of late Victorian grandeur.
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Knitting from your stash?
Waterhouse Mitts use 25g of 4ply/ sock/ fingering yarn (approx 100 yds/ 92 m) in each colour. You will use slightly more of the Main Colour.
Needles: 2.75mm (US2) dpns, 4mm (US6) needles dpns (for looser cast on/ cast off) (or use two of your smaller dpns held together)