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Rowan Mittens

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Rowan Mittens
Rowan Mittens
Rowan Mittens
Rowan Mittens
Rowan Mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • knit through back of loop
  • single and double increases/decreases, some of them unusual, but explained in the pattern

Pattern Description:

Thick and warm mittens to keep your hands cosy. The stitch pattern is reminiscent of the distinct pinnate leaves of the Rowan tree. Rowan trees display the most vibrant autumn colours, and the name Rowan is thought to come from the proto-Germanic word raudnian, which means "getting red". What better name for a pair of mittens that will keep you warm on those chilly autumn days!

The sizes are Women's S, M and L, for hands with a circumference of about 17.5, 19 and 20.5cm / 6 7/8, 7 1/2 and 8".

The yarn should be a true aran weight. A worsted-weight may knit to the wrong pattern tension, even if the stocking stitch tension works out right. This would result in the finished mitten being too small.

The yardage given under Materials is rounded up to full Wendy Traditional Aran skeins.

The pattern is both fully written and fully charted - the choice is yours!

How about a Rowan Cowl to go with the mittens?


17 sts, 24 rows = 10x10 cm / 4x4" in stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's S[M, L], for hands with a circumference of about 17.5[19, 20.5]cm / 6 7/8[ 7 1/2, 8]"


  • aran weight yarn, such as Wendy Traditional Aran: 100[200, 200]g (154[308, 308]m / 168[336, 336] yards)
  • 1 set of 4.5mm / US 7 double pointed needles, or size to obtain tension
  • Optional for size S: 1 set of 4mm / US 6 double pointed needles

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Wendy Traditional Aran


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I just love knitting gloves: once you get to the fingers there are so few stitches per round, that another finger is finished in what seems no time at all - giving you a constant sense of ...

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