Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts

The Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts are just beautiful. Gorgeous to wear.

These fair isle fingerless mitts are based on the Small Lozenge Star Gloves designed by Wilma Malcolmson and printed in Knitting Fair Isle Mittens and Gloves by Carol Rasmussen Noble. There are many beautiful charts in this book.

Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts

I used Mussel Blue from the Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage wool range for the main colour for these mitts.

Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts

There was an error in the chart in the book, which I didn’t notice as I was knitting away late at night, and it wasn’t until I had cast off and tried the Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitt on the next morning, when the glaring error just jumped out at me and I had to unravel back to the middle section of the fair isle pattern and then reknit the Fingerless Mitt putting in the missing Auld Gold triangles… It really is worth unravelling sometimes so that you’re happy with the finished project.

Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts

I loved knitting these fingerless mittens and love wearing them even more. They are soft and comfortable. It really is hard to find more beautiful yarn than shetland wool to knit with. The yarn blooms wonderfully after it is hand washed the first time.

Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts

We have been planning our holiday for this year and I am soooo excited. We are going to spend a week on Shetland in September. This will be utterly amazing. I’ve always wanted to visit Shetland and I am really looking forward to visiting Lerwick, seeing the gorgeous scenery and looking out for Shetland Sheep.

Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts

Of course, it would have been nice to have been on Shetland for the Shetland Wool Week but as the holiday is also for Neil, we decided that the weather would be hopefully be better in September and as it is still Summer Season, we will be able to visit more of the historical sites.

Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts

Knitting Squirrel is now stocking the gorgeous J&S Shetland Heritage 100% real shetland wool. This is a gorgeous range of 11 historical colours based on the beautiful early garments in the Shetland Museum.

 

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  1. Hi – what other colours did you use for the mittens – they are beautiful

    • Hi Jo,

      Sorry not to get back to you sooner, I had to track down the knitting notebook where I kept my notes when I was knitting the Blue Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts. I always keep track of the colours when I’m knitting my projects.

      I used oddments from my Shetland wool stash for the additional colours that I used for these mitts.

      I used Jamieson’s 186 Sunset (the darker russet colour) for all of the russet colour used in the mitt other than the very centre row of knitting which is a paler brighter tone which is Jamieson’s 1200 Nutmeg.

      I used Jamieson & Smith FC52 for the grey/blue heather toned colour and Jamieson & Smith FC6 a pretty blush pink.

      I hope that helps.
      Nicolette

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