The Humboldt Hallow Mittens are a cozy colorwork knit, designed by our very own Kristen Olson, and use a mere 150-160 yards of Worsted weight yarn. Kitted with 2-3 balls of Jamieson's Shetland Heather Aran Yarn, these 100% Shetland Wool mittens are sure to keep your fingers toasty warm these coming winter months. You will need US 5 and US 7 needles to knit these durable and timeless mittens, sure to please friends and family alike.
Pick from fall tones, winter palettes, and sport themes for your mittens. Take a look at our full line of colors here to pick out your own.
- 2-3 balls of Jamieson's of Shetland Shetland Heather Aran Yarn / 100% Shetland Wool / 50g / 100 yds
- The instantly downloadable PDF file for the "Humboldt Hallow Mittens" Pattern by Kristen Olson Knits.
Skill level: 3/5 colorwork and chart reading
Yarn weight: Worsted
Recommended Yarn: 160 yards total worsted weight yarn in 2 or more colors
Yardage: 150 - 160 yards (137 - 146 m)
Needle size (or size needed for gauge): US 5 - 3.75 mm & US 7 - 4.5 mm DPNs
Gauge: 20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
Notions: Stitch marker / Waste yarn / Tapestry needle
Size: 8 in. around palm and 9 in. length (adjustable)
Pattern note: Mittens are worked in the round and are identical. You can use magic loop to knit two at a time.
Note on the yarn: The wool for this yarn is shorn and spun from the rugged sheep living on the Shetland Isles off the coast of Scotland. The fifth generation mill family responsible for this springy and surprisingly light-weight yarn have translated the flora and fauna filled Scottish landscape into their colourful, heathered yarn. Don't forget about the transformative powers of a nice wet-blocking for your Shetland project. The most basic of knits can become absolutely beautiful.