Who out there hasn't heard of and loves the Starz series, Outlander! I certainly do, and I'm a huge fan of the gorgeous chunky knits worn by those Highlanders.
Among my favorite pieces are these earthy mitts, inspired by "Mrs. Fitz" and I had to have a pair for myself. I had such fun making them that I thought that you would, too!
A Little About This Knit Along
These mitts are so easy they will practically knit themselves. . . no complicated stitches or shaping! And did I mention it's a 1 skein and 1 size fits all project? The sizing is generous - 9" diameter and 10 1/2" long.
Never worked double pointed needles? Then there's no better time to learn or a better project to learn on. This is an ideal first-time double point knitting project.
For this KAL we'll be using Berroco Inca Tweed yarn. Inca Tweed is a lofty, thick-and-thin, chunky weight, 2-ply yarn that knits up quickly and is hand washable. As you knit and wear your mitts, a halo forms which enhances the softness and visual appeal. It is also an easy yarn to work making it an all around winner. I think it's just perfect!
What Materials Will I Need?
- 1 skein of Berroco Inca Tweed Yarn
- Fitz Mitts Knitting Pattern - Free PDF download!
- Size US 10 Double Pointed Needles
- 1 split ring marker or locking stitch marker
- 5 Point protectors - size large (optional - helpful if new to working with double points)
- Yarn needle
What Will I Learn?
- Cable cast-on
- Easy join for double pointed needles
- Confidence with double pointed needles
- Slotted thumb opening
- Mirrored decreases
- Duplicate stitch
What Skill Level?
Beginner and above. As always, I'm here to help you through the tricky parts. We'll include lots of images and tips you'll use during the KAL and can refer back to whenever you need them.
How Do I Follow Along?
All of the posts will be on the here on the NobleKnits Blog. Add a bookmark! Join the KAL group on Ravelry. Be sure to follow nobleknits on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. Use the hashtag #FitzMittsKAL to follow the knit along or post pictures of your progress.
- Knit Doc Donna