These mitts came about from the phrase ‘Holding your heart in my hands’. They are designed so that the hearts are secretly held safe in the palm with a flower motif on the back of the hand.
To make these mitts as part of the Heart in my Hands Collection, the suggested yarn is Erika Knight Wool Local.
The pattern was originally published in Knit Now Issue 25 (August 2013), using Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (bottom pic). Pure wool Jamieson and Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight yarn also works well (middle pic).
The full Heart in my Hands Collection can be completed (with standard cowl and large hat) from one skein of each colour of suggested yarn (Wool Local).
Suggested Yarn: Erika Knight Wool Local (100% Wool, 450m/100g), Cathy (MC1), Ted (MC2), Fairfax (CC)
Meterage used: MC1 (Cathy, dark grey) – 16g, MC2 (Ted, brown) – 7g, CC – 12g (Fairfax, cream))
Needles: 3.25mm (US 3) dpns/preferred needles for small circumference knitting or size to obtain tension AND 3mm (US 2.5) dpns/ preferred needles for small circumference knitting or one size smaller than that to obtain tension.
Notions: 3 stitch markers, Waste yarn for thumb, Tapestry needle
Tension: 10cm = 30 sts x 34 rnds measured over Fair Isle pattern on 3.25mm needles, blocked
One Size: (to fit medium womea’s hand) Wrist circumference: 19.5cm, Top cuff circumference: 20.5cm, Length: 17cm