SPRING MAY be officially here, but there’s every chance we’ll have more than a few chilly days ahead! Keep your arms feeling toasty with these elbow-length mitts, designed by Caroline Birkett. They’re decorated with a pretty stranded colourwork rose pattern, and finished with simple rolled edges. The armwarmers use Jamieson & Smith’s classic Jumper Weight yarn. This is a 4ply Shetland wool that comes in a huge choice of colours, so you can pick the perfect shades to complement your coat!
(make 2) Using 3mm needles and yarn A, cast on 64 sts using the long-tail method. Pm and join to work in the round, taking care not to twist sts. Knit 40 rounds. Dec round: K1, K2tog, K to last 2 sts, SSK. 2 sts dec’d. Work 9 rounds in st st. Rep last 10 rounds, 3 more times, then work Dec round once more. 54 sts. Work rounds 1 to 3 from Chart A. Knit 3 rounds in yarn A. Work rounds 1 to 3 from Chart A. Knit 1 round in yarn A. Work rounds 1 to 23 from Chart B. Cut yarns B, C and D and cont in yarn A. Knit 1 round. Right hand Next round: K13, pm, K2, pm, K to end. Left hand Next round: K40, pm, K2, pm, K to end.
Inc round: K to mrk, slm, M1R, K to next mrk, M1L, slm, K to end. 2 sts inc’d. Next round: Knit. Rep last 2 rounds until there are 18 sts between the markers. Knit 4 rounds.
Next round: K to mrk, place 18 sts between mrks on a holder, cast on 2 sts, K to end of round. 54 sts. Knit 24 rounds. Cast off.
Slip 18 sts for gusset onto a 3mm DPN or circular needle. Pm to mark beg of round. With yarn A, pick up and knit 1 st in the space before the cast-on sts, pick up and knit 2 sts over the cast-on sts and 1 st in the space after them, K18. 22 sts. Next round: (K2tog) twice, K to end. 20 sts. Knit 12 rounds. Cast off.
TO MAKE UP
Weave in ends and gently block to measurements, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.