“Oh Deer!” you may say as you step outside into the freezing winter. But you’re not worried, as you quickly pull your mittens out from your coat pockets to keep the cold out!
Adorable retro deer and foliage adorn these brea and natural mittens. The backs (palm-sides) feature a chevron motif, which then morphs into a retro floral pattern.
Sample knitted by Susan Booth, facebook page WoolnLove.
Drunk Girl Designs have developed this pattern using traditional Nordic and Scandinavian knitting techniques, then added their own twist.
These are a roomy size women’s medium or a men’s small.
For larger or smaller mittens, I recommend going up or down in needle size first before subbing out a heavier or lighter yarn weight.
Home Farm Wensleydales produce Wensleydale wool to the highest standard and the ethos of our wool is always animal care, welfare and husbandry first.
Our luxurious wool is made from our finest fleeces, washed and spun in Yorkshire. Our wool is soft, smooth and silky, bursting with lustre and worsted spun to ensure great stitch definition.
Our pure longwool yarns are versatile and can be used for most knitting and crochet patterns as well as the lovely range that we have on offer from Home Farm Wensleydales.
THIS KIT CONTAINS:
50g (1.76 oz) of Home Farm Wensleydales luxury 4 Ply (fingering/sock weight) yarn in Natural AND 50g in your choice of colour (shown here in Brea).
Pattern with clear instructions to complete your kit.
YOU WILL NEED: 9" circular needles, size 2.75mm (US 2)needles,
1 set of 2.75mm (US 2) DPN's, 6 x stitch markers, waste yarn and tapestry needle to finish ends.
DPN's or Magic Loop are both fine alternatives.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate.
HOW MINE CAME OUT: Mitts measures 25cm (9.5 ins) long and 10cm (4 ins) wide after washing and blocking.
COLOUR CHOICES: This pattern is shown here in pure Wensleydale - Brea and Natural but please choose whichever colour you would like for your project.
If you would prefer to use a colour rather than Natural for the contrast colour the please message me at the time of placing your order.
SURPLUS WOOL: you may have enough wool to knit a second pair if you are careful with your cast on and off.
LAUNDRY CARE: Handwash and dry flat. Unless you have a machine with a pure wool cycle.
If you would prefer to have your mittens ready made knitted for you Susan may be willing to do this. Please message me if you would like to enquire.
Royalties on any kits sold go to Drunk Girl Designs