Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Introducing the Palm House Mitts

Today I am really delighted to be able to show you my latest knitting pattern, the Palm House Mitts. They were inspired by the elegant simplicity of the iron and glass arches of the Palm House at Kew Gardens. Using cable and twisted stitches the pattern highlights the thumb rather than leaving it as an afterthought.   
 

They are a lightweight, close fitting mitt, perfect for chilly spring days, knitted with less than 50g of a sock weight yarn. The mitt above is made using Juno Buffy in the colourway Stone Age.


A solid or semi solid yarn works best. This version is made with Yarn Yard Toddy in the Deco colourway.

I have lots of people to thank in helping me get this pattern ready for publication. Firstly, Natalie Fergie for yarn support and photography, Judy Wilmot for test knitting. The version above were knit by Judy in Yarn Yard Clan, now unfortunately discontinued. Thanks also to Rachel Atkinson for Tech editing and to Hayley Rohrich Ford for modelling.

The pattern is available for £2.50 via Ravelry by following the link here.

3 comments:

Eleri said...

These are beautiful Jane. I like that you got your inspiration from a building structure

tea and cake said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Well done, Jane and thank you for inventing it. xx

Nicolette said...

These are beautiful. I love the pattern on the thumb gusset.