Alison Crowther-Smith

Frost Flower Mittens

Gorgeous, quite easy and simply elegant, these mittens are perfect for warding off the chill whilst retaining your style.  I love wearing mine for autumn walks and see no reason at all why Shimmer and beads need to be confined to the evenings.  The Kidsilk Haze adds warmth, fuzz and comfort whilst the Shimmer adds some muted sparkle.  I do hope you enjoy making and wearing them.

About the mittens

They are fingerless and knitted in the round on 4 double pointed needles.  They have a fully-fashioned thumb, gusseted and also top-less, like the finger opening.  They are knitted in Kidsilk Haze and Shimmer held together throughout, other than for one layer of the flower that decorates the wrist of each mitten, and the frill, which are knitted just in Shimmer.

Degree of difficulty

Moderate.  You will need to knit in the round.

What you will need

2 balls of yarn – 1 of Kidsilk Haze and 1 of Shimmer;  about 12 beads

Needles used

You will need 2 sets of DPNs in sizes 2.5 and 2.75mm;  a pair of 4mm needles, single or double pointed (for the flowers);  3 stitch markers.


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