Salt Bay Mittlet Kit

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Salt Bay Mittlet Kit

40.00

This kit features DK weight Gotland yarn, spun from the glorious undyed fleeces of Shepherd’s Craft Farm, Whitefield, Maine, with a bright pop of my naturally dyed DK weight Bluefaced Leicester from the flock of Two Sisters Farm, Warren, Maine.

The kits are currently available in two color combinations: Darker Gray Gotland with bright red Pomegranate (dyed with madder and lac), and the Lighter Gray Gotland with deep green Hackmatack (dyed with indigo and weld - if you are not familiar with some of the quirks of natural indigo, please read my note on the subject). Feel free to get in touch if you prefer a different combination of gotland and BFL, if for instance you would rather work with Lighter Gray Gotland and the red Pomegranate, or even one of the other DK weight BFL colorways.

Both kits contain enough yarn to knit the larger size.

I designed these mittlets years ago when I first started Upton Yarns.  I’ve stopped producing the yarn I used then, a 3 Ply Coopworth, so that I could instead use all of my Buckwheat Blossom Farm Coopworth fleece for my 5-ply gansey yarn, but this flexible pattern knits up just as nicely in Gotland and Bluefaced Leicester (or really most DK weight yarns).  I designed these mittlets with my very well dressed brother-in-law in mind, aiming for understated and comfortably unisex. My original pair has become a sturdy but stylish wardrobe staple, still a favorite all these years later. The pattern has instruction for two sizes, because unisex style is great, but having to wear the wrong size is just annoying.


I’ve given the pattern a  (sorely needed) edit, and added a thumb increase chart for clarity.  It is available as a free download at:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/salt-bay-mittlet


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