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Hi! I'm Mary Ann Stephens, owner of Kidsknits.com, an online yarn shop specializing in Norwegian and Fair Isle knitting. I do a fair amount of designing and teaching. As I've gotten older, I've had ...

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Shamrock Mittens

from Mary Ann Stephens Knits
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic knowledge of circular fair isle knitting and chart reading required


36 stitches and 38 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch with colorwork.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished circumference when knit to gauge = 8", to fit the average adult female hand with zero ease.


  • Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift 100% Shetland wool
  • 105m per 25g skein
  • Get 2 skeins in #259 "leprechaun" (of course!)
  • Get 2 skeins in #104 natural white

You Will Also Need:

  • set of 5 double-pointed needles in size 1 US / 2.5mm.
  • As an alternative to double-pointed needles, you can use one long (32" / 80cm or longer) circular needle with the "magic loop" technique, or two circular needles. Be certain to use whatever size gives you the correct gauge.

Suggested yarn:

420 meters of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift


leprechaun + natural white

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