Ailsa Craig Mittens by Mary Henderson

Ailsa Craig Mittens

October 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on 4mm needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
624 yards (571 m)
one size
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WORKING IN three tweedy shades of blue, teal and yellow, Mary Henderson has created pretty, traditional Fair Isle patterning for her winter accessories set. It comprises a cosy cowl, a hat, and a pair of mittens. Mary has knitted her set using a beautiful worsted-weight alpaca yarn from The Border Mill in Scotland. Yarn quantities given (one skein of each colorway) will make all 3 projects.

Circumference: 22cm (8.5 inches)
Length: 29cm(11 inches)

Mittens are worked in the round from the ribbed cuff with an afterthought thumb.

The Border Mill Alpaca Tweed (Heavy DK/ worsted weight; 100% alpaca; 190m/208yds per 100g skein)
A Mallard; 1 x 100g skein
B Peacock; 1 x 100g skein
C Golden Pear; 1 x 100g skein
Yarn quantities given will make all 3 projects. An extra skein each of yarns A and C may be required, as there was very little of these colours left when our samples were knitted.