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Huddersfield, Yorkshire

I love to design knitting and crochet patterns that are cute, quirky, original and fun, as well as being interesting to make and stylish. I'm inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire Pennine scenery where ...

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Woodville Mitts

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Woodville Mitts
Woodville Mitts
Woodville Mitts
Woodville Mitts
Woodville Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knitting in the round
  • stranded colourwork
  • cast on
  • cast off

Pattern Description:

These beautiful mitts with their geometric patterning and gorgeous woodland shades are perfect for autumn and winter wear. Knitted in the round as one piece, they have a simple stranded charted pattern that is suitable for beginners. They feature ribbed cuffs around the wrist, fingers and thumb.

Elizabeth Woodville (1437 - 1492) was the wife of King Edward IV of England. She was known to be very beautiful and played a large role in the war of the roses. She was thought to be a witch and have magical powers as a descendant of Melusine the water spirit.

This pattern matches the Woodville Tam.

Shown in Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK in shades Silver Birch (MC) and Dark Oak (CC) - 100% wool, 224 m / 245 yrds in 100 g


32 sts and 30 rows to 10cm/4" in stranded colourwork pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size. 20cm/8" high and 20cm/8" circumference around fingers. Size can be changed by working at a slightly tighter or looser gauge.


  • DK weight yarn: MC 100m/110yds, CC 80m/90yds

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.25mm (US3) circular knitting needles or DPN's
  • 3.5mm (US4) circular knitting needles or DPN's
  • 1 stitch marker
  • small amount of scrap yarn
  • sewing up needle

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Eden Cottage Bowland DK


MC: Silver Birch, CC: Dark Oak

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