Hayward Mitts Kit (issue three)
We now offer handy kits for all our patterns in The Annual (issue three). This is the fabulous pair of Hayward Mitts from Marina Skua, and all kits include enough yarn to knit these Mitts, along with a limited edition button badge and a fab project bag to keep it all safe. Happy knitting! Please be aware that the kit does not include a copy of the Annual as we know some of you will have ordered them separately!
Inspired by the beautiful combinations of textures, motifs and muted colours of rural smocks, these knitted mitts are a contemporary take on traditional patterning. Worked in either Devonia DK or Yarnadelic Sport, the pattern includes a collection of textured and colourwork stitches and the mitts are finished with a simple button to add a classic twist and extra snugness around the wrists. ‘Hayward’ is the title of someone who was entrusted with keeping hedges and fences secure (warding the hay from the cattle), and we think that is a job that would need a good sturdy pair of mitts!
Devonia (DK; 233m per 100g)
MC: 30 (35, 40)g
CC: 20 (25, 30)g
Sample shown in:
Size 2: Furbelows (MC) and Sandbar (CC)
Sample shown in:
Size 2: Ordinary Joe (MC) and Les Fleurs (CC)
1 (2, 3)
Hand circumference (A): 17.5 (19, 21) cm / 7 (7.5, 8.25)”
Total length (B): 17.5 (21, 21) cm / 7 (8.25, 8.25)”
Hand circumference (A): 15.5 (17, 18.5) cm / 6 (6.75, 7.5)”
Total length (B): 15.5 (19, 19) cm / 6.25 (7.5, 7.5)”
Measured over colourwork pattern after blocking, using mid-size needles:
DK Version: 24 sts x 25 rnds = 10cm / 4”
Sport Version: 27 sts x 28 rnds = 10cm / 4”
Knitting needles, suitable for working small circumferences in the round in sizes:
3mm (UK 11 / US 2.5)
3.75mm (UK 9 / US 5), or size to obtain gauge
4.5mm (UK 7 / US 7)
Always use needle sizes that result in the correct gauge after blocking.
1 spare double-pointed needle
3 stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holders
2 buttons (up to 1cm / 0.75” diameter)
The cuff is worked flat in the main colour; stitches at each end of the row are then overlapped and joined to work in the round. The main part of the mitt has a stranded colourwork motif, with thumb gusset increases worked in vertical stripes. Stitches for the thumb are put on hold while the rest of the hand is worked, and then picked up and finished in moss stitch.
If you prefer a longer mitt, you can work more rounds in three places highlighted in the pattern. Remember that this will use more yarn.
The Annual (issue three)
This pattern is currently only available in print. Pick up a copy of our Annual here.