Learn to knit these cosy mittens with your choice of fingerless or a flip top.
Worked in Moss Stitch with a delicate Moss Stitch Medallion cable worked along the outer edge of each mitt.
What's covered in this workshop?
This Teachable course goes hand-in-hand with the included written Hort Mitts knitting pattern so you'll never be left wondering how to approach a section.
Some of the techniques covered in this course are:
- Magic Loop Technique
- Setting up a thumb gusset
- Removing the thumb
- Working a fingerless thumb
- Setting up a flip-top
- Additional support material
- Finishing a full thumb
- Working cabes
- Working from a chart
Small (Medium, Large)
Finished Hand Circumference: 7.5 (7.75, 8.25)“ / 19 (19.5, 21) cm
Stolen Stitches ‘Blasta’ (60% Irish wool, 40% New Zealand wool, 232 yds / 212 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g); colour: Liath Óir; 1 skein
Approximate Yardage: Fingerless Pair: 113 (131, 154) yds / 103 (119, 140) m, Flip Top Pair: 145 (172, 201) yds / 132 (157, 184) m
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US size 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 32”/ 80 cm long for magic loop or
US size 6 / 4 mm dpns
US size 6 / 4 mm any type needle for working Flap
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.
Removable markers, tapestry needle, cable needle, waste yarn or stitch holder.
17 sts and 36 rnds = 4”/ 10 cm in Moss Stitch
Moss Stitch Medallion Cable Chart measures 2” / 5 cm across
20 sts and 28 rnds = 4”/ 10 cm in St St
"Love these mitts…will knit it with the finger flaps. My mittens. The colors are brighter in real time."
- Mel, Hort Mitts
"I love the looks of the mitts and also will do with the finger flaps. On reviewing the video, the flap looks similar to the way we did pockets for Tabouli. Can’t wait to get my neutral yarn but honestly so much going on this summer, it will probably be a fall knit. Thanks Carol for another beautiful pattern and for all the videos to go with these projects. "
- Janet Stehl, Hort Mitts
As with many Irish children she learned to knit while still in primary school and spent many years knitting cardigans for her dolls and occasionally herself. There is a strong history of crafting in her family; her mother sewed much of her clothes, her grandmother was an expert knitter and her aunt ran a knitting shop in Dublin.
Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. While both of these backgrounds are very different the influences can be seen in her design work which is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit. She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.
Carol has been widely published in books and magazine and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals. The classes she teaches cover a wide range of subjects from cables and chart reading, through garment shaping and customisation right through to short rows and colourwork. In her classes you'll move from learning the basics to refining your knitting skills and fixing problems.
StartMagic Loop Set-Up (5:09)
StartSetting Up Thumb Gusset (6:58)
StartRemoving the Thumb (4:09)
StartSetting Up Your Top Ribbing (1:57)
StartWorking Fingerless Thumb (3:57)
StartSetting Up Flip Top (8:17)
StartStarting Full Mitt Decreases (5:59)
StartFinishing Flip Top (3:13)
StartFinishing Full Thumb (4:26)