Islander Mittens by Kim Hall

Islander Mittens

November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
52 - 60 yards (48 - 55 m)
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The tree and the star are common motifs found in Fair Isle and Nordic knitting traditions. They instantly ground a piece of knitting in this cold, windswept and uncommonly beautiful northern landscape. The Islander Mittens are a celebration of these delightfully simple symbols, by allowing each to exist within its own context, I hope to draw attention to the ingenuity of design in each - when used on many shaped garments, the knitter can secrete decreases within the shifting of each shape without losing the impact of the pattern. I haven’t used them in this way, instead they exist on their own - simple and proud.


2 x 25g balls (50g total) of Naked Wool Shetland DK in White (MC)
1 x 25g ball of Naked Wool Shetland DK in Brown (CC1)
1 x 25g ball of Naked Wool Shetland DK in Warm Faun (CC2)
1 x 25g ball of Naked Wool Shetland DK in Bold Black (CC3)
Tapestry needle
Scrap yarn in contrasting colour
2.75mm double pointed needles (DPNs) (smaller)
3.25mm DPNs (larger) - or size needed to obtain gauge

Available as a knitting kit, with wool, pattern and a project bag, from