Pattern release : Rosemary Mitts

I’m a little behind on blogging about my latest few patterns but in September fellow knitter and great friend Andrea and I released a new collaboration called “Naturally Straight Forward”. Being busy people, mothers, designers… who like to knit for fun as well as for ‘work’, we often find ourselves drawn to the simple knits in life.

Naturally Straight Forward
: simple : therapeutic : nurturing : interesting knitting :
With a focus on natural yarns – “Naturally”, and leaning heavily on stripes – “Straight”, Andrea Mowry and Annie Rowden bring you a gentle collection of patterns designed to occupy your hands and soothe your mind, moving you “Forward” through whichever place in life you find yourself.

Today we released a second installment just in time for some speedy Christmas gift knitting. My contribution is the Rosemary Mitts – simple, striped fingerless mitts with tons of character. They knit up quick and are so comfy to wear. Andrea designed the Farm Slippers, which have to get on my needles asap! We wrote both patterns in five different sizes, from toddler to adult so that every member of the family is covered!
We both used Fern Fiber‘s glorious Organic Merino wool, where the stunning naturally dyed colours lend themselves so perfectly to gentle stripes and marled knitting. The lichen green of my mitts were dyed using rosemary (hence the name) and the beige subtly dyed using cocoa chaff. Fern Fiber have frequent yarn updates in their shop; fernfiber.etsy.com

You can find 15% off either pattern using the code ‘FERNFIBER’, until tomorrow (Wed 12/2) midnight PST! Happy Christmas knitting!

Rosemary Mitts

Sizes: Toddler (Child, S, M, L)
Yarn: Organic Merino Naturally Dyed Worsted by Fern Fiber; 40% Organic Merino, 280yds, 4oz;
1 skein Yarn A;
or, 30 (51, 81, 95, 110) yds/27 (47, 74, 87, 101) meters in worsted weight yarn.
1 skein Yarn B;
or, 25 (42, 67, 78, 90) yds/23 (38, 61, 71, 82) meters in worsted weight yarn.
Needles: US 6/4mm, 24” circular or DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 22 sts and 31 rows = 4”/10cm in St st.
Notions: Removable stitch markers, tapestry needle.

5 thoughts on “Pattern release : Rosemary Mitts

    1. Not easily! Stolen moments, constantly… and we have just lost the midday nap (ah!) so it’s all about being efficient and making that evening time count! Happy to have found your blog 🙂

  1. Hi there, I am having a bit of trouble with the thumb of this pattern. I am a new knitter and have only done an afterthought thumb. I am lost at where to pick up the two stitches prior to knitting the last few stitches of the thumb. I have my ten stitches divided on two different dpns at the moment and on hold. Thanks so much for any help! I love the mittens and so does my 5yo…I just need to finish the thumbs ;). Best wishes, Tiffany

    1. Hey Tiffany, so sorry I’ve just noticed your note! You’ll see that there is a little gap at the top of the thumb hole, close to the hand. That is where you’ll want to pick up two loops to knit into, which will close the gap. I hope that helps, please email me if not!

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