The Little Orme Collection

The Little Orme Collection
Photo © Sue Finch
Photo © Sue Finch
Photo © Sue Finch

A glowing green gradient graces these gorgeous mitts, cowl and hat, echoing the simple beauty of the rocks, grasses, and lichens that grace the cliffs of their namesake. Keep your head and neck toasty, your fingers free and your hands cosy no matter where your explorations take you.

Little Orme mitts were originally published by Knit Picks in Strands of Colour (2017), using Knit Picks Palette. The palest green used there was Celadon Heather (C3), whereas the palest green in the hat and cowl is Edamame. If making the whole collection, Edamame is recommended as C3 throughout.

All items in the collection are worked in the round. The main stranded colourwork pattern is presented in chart form only. In the mitts pattern it is shown in colour; in the cowl and hat patterns it is in greyscale. 

Suggested Yarn (quantities for whole collection): Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231 yards/50g): MC Mist 3 (3, 4) balls, C1 Forest Heather, C2 Spearmint, C3 Edamame, 1 ball each of contrast colours

Needles required:

  • Mitts: US 2 (2.75mm) DPNs or two 24” circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32” or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or one size smaller than size to obtain gauge
    AND US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs or two 24” circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32” or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or size to obtain gauge
  • Cowl: 2 x 3.25mm circular needle (or size to obtain gauge), 40cm long for full size cowl. (The 2nd needle is for grafting the ends).
  • Hat: US2 (2.75mm) circular needle, 30 (40, 40) cm long or two sizes smaller than that to obtain tension 
    AND US3 (3.25mm) circular needle, 30 (40, 40) cm long AND/or DPNS, or size to obtain tension.

Notions: 5 (6, 7) stitch markers, inc 1 contrasting to mark BOR, Tapestry needle, Waste yarn for cowl provisional cast-on / holding thumb stitches, 3.25mm crochet hook for cowl provisional cast-on , A third 3.25mm needle if using cowl’s optional three needle bind off.


The whole Little Orme Collection in one place; buying the collection represents a 16% saving on all three patterns purchased separately, but if you don’t want them all, each of the patterns is available here:

Little Orme

Little Orme Cowl

Little Orme Hat

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