I am pleased to announce that the test knit request for my next pattern release – my Ancestral Mittens – has now been sent out.

These fingerless mittens have been my go-to comfort pattern for many, many years now. When I don’t know what to make, I make these. It was the first thing I made after my Nanna died. It was the first thing I made with the yarn I inherited from her. It was the first project I made after my son was born.

This pattern gives me great comfort, but I’ve never been ready to share it with anyone. Until now.

Now that I am no longer the bottom branch on my family tree, I’m ready to share it with you. I hope it brings you some comfort like it has me.

Ancestral Mittens hand knitting pattern | www.thefatedknitter.co.uk

Each mitten is knitted flat in one piece. With some clever short-row shaping, it is them seamed together to create a pair of snug fitting fingerless mittens. They are quick to knit too – taking 4-5 hours on average to complete the pair.

– Double Knit (DK) Weight Yarn x 1 skein (225m/ 100g)
– 4.0mm knitting needles
– Darning needle

Difficulty: Beginner
Skills Used:
– Knit
– Wrap & Turn
– Selvedge Edge

Gauge: 42 rows x 20 sts
Over 10cm x 10cm of garter stitch
One size fits teen – adult

If you are interested in becoming a test knitter for future hand knitting patterns, please sign up here.

Once the test knit is over the pattern will be released as usual on Ravelry.


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