Fair Isle Mittens includes 11 beautiful and easy crocheted mitten designs, with optional linings, for you to make.
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Title: Fair Isle Mittens
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2018
Designer: Lori Adams
Photographer: Jason Masters
Fair Isle Crochet Mitten Patterns
Learn how to make these beautiful mittens using the Fair Isle Crochet technique.
These designs utilize the Single Crochet Fair Isle Stitch, also known as the Split Single Crochet (split sc) stitch. The stitch is illustrated in detail right at the beginning of this 67-page eBook.
The Yarn/Gauge/Hook Chart on page 17 outlines what yarn and hook combination will make what size mitten. It also includes the yardage you will need and suggests some yarns you may wish to use for the project.
For example if you are using Medium Weight Yarn  and a 4 mm (G) hook you will make a Men’s X-Large (lined) mitten. If you use DK/Sport Weight Yarn  and a 3.5 mm (E) hook you will make a Women’s Large (unlined) mitten.
It is important to refer to page 18, to learn how to use the book. You will 1) Pick the mitten size using the chart on page 17 and decide if you are making a lined, or unlined mitten. 2) Make a gauge swatch (page 20-21) to make sure that the mitten will be the right size with the yarn and hook you are using. 3) Decide which of the 3 types of mittens you want to make, regular, fingerless, or texting mittens.
All the mittens use the same written and charted instructions; you change the size based on the yarn and hook you use.
There are 2 different types of linings you can make for your mittens, Lumpy & Bumpy (p 26), or Smooth (p 30).
The Tips for Success on page 19 is very helpful! I recommend you read it.
These crochet patterns are written in US Crochet Terms. Special Pattern stitches are explained at the beginning of individual patterns and special notes are in italics.
- Mitten with Cuff | Easy +
- Mitten without Cuff | Easy +
- Mitten Linings (Lumpy & Bumpy and Smooth) | Easy +
- Fingerless Mitts | Easy+
- Fingerless Mitt Linings (Lumpy & Bumpy and Smooth) | Easy+
- Texting Mitten with Cuff | Easy +
- Texting Mitten without Cuff | Easy +
- Texting Mitten Linings (Lumpy & Bumpy and Smooth) | Easy +
What I totally love about these designs is that you can choose ANY of the charted patterns and use them in any of the mitten options listed above.
Mitten Design Options
- 3-Color Argyle
- Fish Skeleton
- Hugs & Kisses
- Simple Dots
- Stars & Stripes
There are SO many options!
See even more of the designs here.
The General Instructions section of the eBook, begins on page 61. Explanations and diagrams (where needed) are provided for the following stitches and techniques:
- Following a chart
- Back Ridge
- Back or Front Loop Only
- Free Loops
- Changing Colors
- Post Stitch
The yarns used to crochet the samples in Fair Isle Mittens were :
Red Heart® Heart & Sole®
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Baby Alpaca
Patons® Kroy Socks
Patons® Kroy Socks FX
Red Heart® Heart & Sole®
Premier Yarns® Serenity Sock™
Patons® Classic Wool Dk Superwash™
Lion Brand® Vanna’s Style
Red Heart® Chic Sheep
I really want to try to make a pair of these mittens. If I can ever find a moment to make them I will make a pair of the texting mittens and I will use the design Simple Dots.
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