Spring Bloom Mitts

As promised a few posts ago, we have a treat for you lovely readers in the form of a free pattern by our talented technical editor and knitting friend Rachel Atkinson. Inspired by the emerging shoots of Spring these cabled hand warmers are ideal for those in-between weather days any time of the year. Spring Bloom Mitts take just one skein of The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted to make the perfect one skein project!Spring Bloom Mitts by Rachel Atkinson for Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.comThe cabled pattern emerges seamlessly from the ribbing into a pretty bobble detail. As Rachel explained,

“I can resist everything but bobbled knitwear, and if I thought I could get away with it,  they would appear on everything I design. For the Spring Bloom pattern I have used them to create the buds of this beautifully textured picture motif.”

Spring Bloom is designed with lots of negative ease to ensure a cosy fit when worn. So don’t worry if they do look a little narrow at first! The generous amount of stretch in the design also means that they will fit a fairly wide range of hand measurements.

Spring Bloom Mitts, by Rachel Atkinson for Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com jpg

We adore the Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted – you may remember our excitement on the blog when it first arrived! With it’s luxurious touch of cashmere and intense colours, we have over 40 colours for you to fall in love with as well.

The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted (L-R) Toast, Baby Elephant Walk, High Vis Pink, Peat. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted (L-R) Toast, Baby Elephant Walk, High Vis Pink, Peat.

Rachel chose a classic grey with possibly the best name ever – ‘Baby Elephant Walk’, and told us she is also, ‘hankering for a pair in the eye-popping Hi-Vis Pink to truly herald in Spring!’

The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted (L-R) Orion, Seascape, Golden Praline, Robins Egg. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted (L-R) Orion, Seascape, Golden Praline, Robins Egg

Rachel managed to squeeze two pairs from one 100g skein, ideal when you don’t want any scraps left over. If you want to do the same we suggest weighing your left over yarn and if you have less than 50g left, reduced the length of the cuffs by a few centimetres. This way you can ensure you have enough to finish a pair of mitts for a deserving friend!

Of course, it’s also important to check your tension before you begin as this will affect the amount of yarn you use.

The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted (L-R) Ripe Plum, Lila, Capsicum, Tourmaline. Loop, London

The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted (L-R) Ripe Plum, Lila, Capsicum, Tourmaline.

The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted (L-R) Zitouni, Envy, Confetti, Botany.

The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted (L-R) Zitouni, Envy, Confetti, Botany.

With so many beautiful shades, you can choose the most vivid shade to brighten a wintery day, or something as pale as spring blossom.

The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted (L-R) Into Dust, Manuscript, Les Fleurs, Tea Smoked. Loop, London

The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted (L-R) Into Dust, Manuscript, Les Fleurs, Tea Smoked.

Many thanks to Rachel Atkinson for Spring Bloom Mitts!

Happy Knitting!Spring Blooms

 

Spring Bloom Mitts is a free pattern. All images and text are copyright of Loop Knitting Ltd. It is for personal and non-profit use only. This means you can knit it for yourself, as a gift or for charity. You may not sell a garment made from this pattern. You may not reproduce this for sale. Please ask if you wish to translate it or use to teach a class. 

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11 comments on “Spring Bloom Mitts
  1. shin ae says:

    These are beautiful! Thank you!

  2. Mity says:

    Ces mitaines sont superbes ! Merci beaucoup !

  3. LannieK says:

    Beautiful, thank you! I live fingerless mitts :-)

  4. jonatha foli says:

    is there a picture of the back of the spring bloom wristwarmers?
    the reason i ask is at the end of round 4, after the panel, you knit the twisted rib to end of round. then on round 5 after the panel, you knit to the end of the round. so when you repeat rounds 4-8 twice you end up with a twisted rib after the panel, everytime you repeat round 4 and all the rest are knit?
    am ready to knit this section so i will wait to hear back. thank you.

    • Loop says:

      Hello!
      You might be confusing the Repeat Rows 4-8 bit of the panel instructions with the actual glove pattern. As the pattern says on the glove instruction section, row 5 sets the pattern where you are working through the panel while knitting the other stitches. When it says in the Panel Written Instructions repeat rows x-x, it only refers to the panel instruction rows.
      The back of the mitts after the rib section is just plain stocking stitch.

      I hope that helps! Get in touch if you have any other queries.

      Loop x

  5. Jacquie Thomas says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern. I can’t wait to knit it up. Jacquie

  6. The Knitting Man Recommends says:

    Thank you so much for this gorgeous pattern.
    The wool, also, is just one big beautifully bundled mass of temptation!
    Cheers

  7. velia says:

    Thank you so much, I love these mittens and will be made for me.

  8. Mary Reid says:

    Could you possibly e-mail me the spring bloom mitten pattern? The link seems to have broken on the web-site. I bought the wool at Loop this lunchtime and can’t wait to get started.

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