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I have been an avid knitter for the last 6 years or so, but have done it all my life really. I remember making a couple of huge Kaffe Fassett projects in the early 90s, but then didn't knit again ...

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Funky Fairisle Mitts

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Funky Fairisle Mitts
Funky Fairisle Mitts
Funky Fairisle Mitts
Funky Fairisle Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • stranded knitting
  • tubular cast-on (optional)
  • sewn bind-off (optional)

Pattern Description:

I love fingerless mitts as you can still use your fingers for certain tasks such as using a phone. I also really love FairIsle at the moment but didn't want the pattern to be too complicated for an inexperienced knitter.
These mitts follow a fairly simple shaping and the FairIsle parts accent the mitts to add interest.


30sts to 10cm/4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18cm/7" ladies, 20cm/8" mens hand circumference


  • US1-1.5/2.5mm DPNs or circular needle 100cm/40in
  • 4ply yarn in 4 colours (approx. 150yds main colour, 25yds of 3 others)

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 stitch markers
  • waste yarn
  • darning needle

Suggested yarn:

225 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift or Jamiesons 2 ply jumper weight


4 colours

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