The KI mitts
We just can’t get enough of the beautiful Knitting Iceland logo… so here is a new pair of mittens by Icelandic knit and crochet designer Edda Lilja Guðmundsdóttir. Edda is the brain behind one of our all time favorite fiber projects, 52 hats in 52 weeks, which she followed up with another ambitious year long project where she knit or crocheted a piece of jewelry every week. We admire Edda’s creativity and playfulness and are super happy to present her first pattern for Knitting Iceland.
About the KI mitts
Edda Lilja says: I don’t think it’s any problem at all to knit a mitten, it’s fun and quick. But to knit the other mitten can sometimes take a whole year. I have a whole bunch of single mittens, because I do love knitting a mitten, just not mittenS.
These mitts are knit in fabulous funky colors that I love, so as soon as I cast the first one off I had my eyes on another color I wanted to try out, so I ended up knitting a few, all in different colors. They look great together, even better than identical pairs. To all of you who have the same “problem” as I do – FINALY YOU’LL BE ABLE TO KNIT A PAIR OF MITTENS!
One size – fits many.
3,5 and 4,5mm/US 4 and 7 double pointed needles or 32” circular (if using Magic loop)
Lopi light, 2 skeins, main color (A) and pattern color (B). 1 skein 50g/1.7oz ~ 100m/109 yards.
Scrap yarn for holding thumb stitches.
18 stitches and 29 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette stitch on 4mm/US 6 needles.