Hand Dyed Working Hands Mitts – by Helena Timms


We adore RiverKnits’ deep saturated jewel tones, so are over the moon to be collaborating on some super swanky limited edition shades of Exmoor Zwartbles together… Helena has knitted these fab mittens in Bullfinch, but we think any of the other shades would be equally fab!

Spring is just around the corner and this playful bird inspired palette Becci’s created is bringing the sunshine!


Exmoor Zwartbles – Hand Dyed by RiverKnits, 4-ply (60% Zwartbles, 40% Exmoor Blueface; 400 metres per 100g)
MC: Bullfinch; 1 skein

Sizing and Measurements

Small [Medium, Large]
To fit standard glove sizes: 19 [21.5, 23] cm / 7.5 [8.5, 9.5]” palm circumference
Width: 6 [7, 8] cm / 2.25 (2.75, 3.25)”
Length: 15 [15.75, 16.5] cm / 6 [6.25, 6.5]”
Fliptop length: 8.5 [10,11.5]cm/3.5 [4,4.5]”

Construction Notes

These mitts are knitted in the round from the top down, with the thumb knitted separately first and then joined to the main mitt as you work. The optional flip top is knitted from picked up stitches on the mitt.

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2.75mm needles for working small circumferences in the round (dpns or circular needles) – adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge


Stitch holder or spare circular needle, Tapestry needle, Stitch marker for marking start of round if desired, Mitten blockers (optional), 2 small buttons (for optional flip tops)


30 sts x 42 rows to 10 cm/ 4″ in stockinette stitch in the round after blocking