Kathryn Ivy

November 04, 2010 - Posted by Grace Schnebly

New Pattern: Heart of the Mesa Mittens

Heart of the Mesa Mittens

The Heart of the Mesa Mittens pattern is now available for purchase on Ravelry (or by clicking the "Buy Now" button above)! I really had a lot of fun designing and knitting these mittens since they idea has literally been in my head for years now. I couldn't be happier with how they turned out, and I already have several ideas for a few more designs I want to get started on before the end of the year.

Each row of the chart is unique.The pattern is written to fit a woman's hand that is 7.5" around the palm above the thumb and can be sized up or down by adjusting gauge. The design is fully charted, and I've also included a supplemental download which has the chart colors reversed to help if you decide to work the pattern in a color scheme opposite of the one shown in the pattern. Skills required are basic increases and decreases, knowledge of reading color charts, and knitting in the round in a small diameter. A general knowledge of stranded colorwork techniques such as color dominance and managing floats is also important.

I want to thank all of my test knitters one more time. I loved seeing all of the great color variations and the variety of yarns everyone used. I wrote the pattern to be worked in Malabrigo Sock, but it would look great knit out of any fingering weight yarn. Using a more rustic feeling yarn like Harrisville New England Shetland would give your mittens a different, but equally fantastic look, and am planning a pair out of this yarn myself!

I hope you all enjoy the pattern!

Inspired by Navajo woven designs