Introducing the Pinwheel Mitten Pattern

Loop is launching a lovely new pattern, by Ella Austin, in time for Christmas making ~ The Pinwheel Mittens. We’ve done some great collaborations with Ella before for the Spruce Cardigan and Hat. We love the simple way she designs stranded motifs. So we were so delighted to work with her again.

Pinwheel Mitten Pattern at Loop London

The Pinwheel mittens continue her design aesthetic with a charming pinwheel motif familiar from antique quilts.

Pinwheel Mitten Pattern at Loop London

We’ve knit them in Isager Highland for a subtle, tweedy look. We worked them in “Denim” and “Sand”.

These colours pair well with indigos, reds, natural wools and tweeds ~ the Perfect companion for most winter coats. None of the Highland colours are garish; you could pair any of them for this mitten pattern, with great success, as long as they have enough tonal contrast!

Isager Highland at Loop London

Pinwheel mittens in Isager Highland in Denim and Sand

Try “Ivory” (which is quite yellowish) and “Wine” for a warmer combo or “Ice Blue” and “Charcoal” for a more neutral combination.

Pinwheel at Loop London

Pinwheel Mitts in Isager Highland colours Curry and Greece

We hope you love these fingerless mitts as much as we do! We’re never without a pair in our handbags during these winter months.

You can get the printed pattern from Loop or buy the downloadable PDF from Ella.

Thank you Claire Ptak of @violetcakeslondon for the lovey cake in our photoshoot!

Prize Giveaway

We have one PDF of the Pinwheel Mittens and a ball each of Denim and Sand in Isager Highland for a lucky winner.

To win, leave a comment on the blog or on Instagram repost #Looplovespinwheel with our picture, or one of your own using the same hashtag. Or do both, to double your chance of winning! We’ll pick a winner next Thursday. Good luck!

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192 comments on “Introducing the Pinwheel Mitten Pattern
  1. Lovely pattern and yarn, great giveaway prize

  2. Marybeth says:

    I’ve been waiting all week for this exquisite pattern. So lovely.

  3. Sian says:

    Great pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Jill says:

    These beautiful mitts look fun to wear and fun to knit. The Isager Highland yarn looks lovely too.

  5. Diana says:

    Gorgeous! Love to knit these…..

  6. Madeline says:

    Love those mittens! I just stared in knitting but I could certainly try the challenge of working on a pattern. The colors are perfect.

  7. Madeline says:

    Love the mittens! I just stared in knitting but I could certainly try the challenge of working on a pattern. The colors are perfect.

  8. Yvonne Stein says:

    They are so beautiful, I love them

  9. Ellen says:

    What a lovely mittens, I need to make me a pair for work cause as a Mailperson I need to have my fingers free to handle the mail

  10. Marie says:

    They are so pretty

  11. Rhian says:

    Beautiful pattern and yarn -would love the challenge of knitting them.

  12. Camilla O'Connell says:

    These look so cosy and would be such a fun knitting project!

  13. Bordergirl says:

    Absolutely stunning. As always a such a generous giveaway. Wishing everyone at Loop London a wonderful Christmas and New Years.

  14. Tamara Snell says:

    I absolutely LOVE these mitts!! So sweet and cool. I’m excited especially, as I’m hoping to get some colourwork projects going, to work on improving my stranding skills, and I reckon these would be a perfect place to start (just the two colours). Thanks for this giveaway!

  15. Leah Nagel says:

    So stunning! I would love to make these and wear them. The second pair would be a perfect gift!

  16. Valentina says:

    sooo cute! love the pinwheel motif!

  17. Kaat neesen says:

    Beautiful pattern and I love to work with Isager highland wool!

  18. Nia says:

    I love these! The yarn looks yummy too :)

  19. Beverly says:

    What a lovely pattern, perfect for Christmas gifts.

  20. Elaine kemp says:

    They are just wonderful and remind me of Scotland at this time of year!! So lovely!

  21. Sue says:

    A lovely colourwork pattern in a gorgeous yarn, thank you for the chance of winning.

    Happy gift knitting everyone

  22. So perfect for Christmas gifting. wishing you all at Loop a Merry Christmas too!

  23. Amy H says:

    These look so lovely!

  24. Norma Bennett says:

    They are so lovely, what a prize.

  25. Vicki says:

    What a stunning design! Isager Highland Wool is just gorgeous and this pattern will be a wonderful excuse to indulge in my new obsession for stranded knitting

  26. Jillian Hunt says:

    Would love these x

  27. Such a versatile design – I can see a pair of these in my future whether I win the kit or not! Thanks, Anna

  28. Jane Stewart says:

    So pretty and just what I need!

  29. Sue says:

    Lovely design can’t wait to cast on

  30. Lorenza says:

    So cute!!! I’d love to have a pair always with me.

  31. Aliki Moumoulidou says:

    So beautiful!! Thank you!

  32. johanne groulx says:

    Really beautiful, the colours are warming

  33. Linda Rumsey says:

    These gloves are so pretty!

  34. Aara Suksi says:

    This is a beautiful pattern, and so beautifully presented!

  35. Alicia says:

    Beautiful, and I’ve just enough time to finish them for Christmas, maybe??

  36. Vivienne says:

    so beautiful….I love Ella’s designs!

  37. Karen says:

    Lovely pattern and yarn x

  38. Susan Hobkirk says:

    What a generous prize. I love the way different colour combinations make the pattern look so different.

  39. Viviane Callaghan says:

    I would love to knit these they are gorgeous!

  40. Philippa says:

    Fabulous gloves; lovely the ‘simple complexity’ of the design, with great wintry colours.

  41. Jo Williams says:

    These are beautiful! Would love to knit these.

  42. Jocelyn Poole says:

    My granddaughter will love these mittens for her snow board and skiing holiday at Christmas. Will get on the case immediately. Love the photography.

  43. Inês Gonçalves Ribeiro says:

    What a beautiful last minute Christmas knit!

  44. Annri says:

    These mitts are fantastic! I’ve been practicing my colorwork knitting over the last year and will make these next. Thank you for the pattern and the chance to win!

  45. Linda says:

    These are so lovely! I would love to make them!

  46. Sally Simons says:

    I like these immensely! They do look a little like a quilt in the pinwheel pattern.

  47. Sue says:

    Such a beautiful pattern, I love fingerless mitts – the denim/sand combination is perfect!

  48. Glenda says:

    As soon as I saw these they went straight into my favourites. Yarn colours look amazing

  49. Carole Finger says:

    Love warm hands. Love Isager yarn. Love to knit. This is a perfectly lovely pattern/project for this time of the year.

  50. Kari HB says:

    ooh, lovely pattern!

  51. Naomi says:

    These mitts are just charming!

  52. SYLVIA JORDAN says:

    Love gloves and #Looplovespinwheel

  53. Monika says:

    As I sit here at my desk it is just starting to snow here in Southern Germany and my dog wants to go for a walk… so what do I need most? The pretty mittens

  54. Kelly Mains-Sheard says:

    What beautiful yarn!! Can only imagine how wonderful it feels! What a stunning giveaway x

  55. Johanna says:

    Wonderful pattern and the yarn is fab too :)

  56. Lynn Anderson says:

    Great idea to use patchwork pattern as an inspiration! Love the colour combo too

  57. Rosalind Smith says:

    I love the Denim/Sand colour combination for this pattern;the patchwork pinwheel design looks amazing. I’d be so happy wearing these beautiful mittens!

  58. barbara stupp says:


  59. Nanci Cartwright says:

    Beautiful colorwork gloves. Perfect for winter. Love the yarn too!

  60. Susie W says:

    Love these so much! ❤️Thank you!

  61. Vanessa B says:

    The pattern looks beautiful and the colourway is perfect. A joy to knit and wear during the winter months. They would certainly brighten my days.

  62. Christina says:

    I love Ella`s designs,always so delightful. These mitts are just that

  63. karen stickle says:

    It would be lovely to be able to win this please.

  64. Jacqui says:

    Gorgeous! I’d love a pair in wine and rhubarb…

  65. Alison says:

    Love the pattern. Am a quilter so these will definitely go on my Christmas wish list!

  66. Sarah says:

    Just finished the Spruce hat; would love to make these too!

  67. Mary Fox says:

    great pattern!

  68. Evie Jones says:

    Love the vintage vibe of these mitts. And the colours are perfect!

  69. Denise McDonald says:

    What beautiful mittens! Would love an opportunity to knit this pattern. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway opportunity!

  70. Morag Duller says:

    What a lovely pattern and I have recently found Isager yarns but am already on my third pattern using the yarn. Such great colours and such lovely yarn – I can see me using this a lot more in the future

  71. Heidi Sidwell says:

    Another beautiful pattern from Ella.

  72. Gale Organist says:

    I love the color combination

  73. keryl says:

    Gorgeous pattern .I would love to knit these in time for our next Winter.

  74. Jules says:

    Such pretty mitts and an interesting pattern. Never tried Isager yarn before so it would be interesting to give it a try.

  75. Yvonne Ann Hill says:

    Love these mitts …… so cosy looking with a vintage vibe . Perfect !

  76. Brenda says:

    Would love to win this gorgeous pattern and yarn. Would be a nice way to end to a year saddened by family bereavements, personal illness and topped off by our beautiful Saffy cat breaking a leg. Can only get better from here xxxx

  77. Tricia says:

    So very pretty! How I’d love to knit these!

  78. Lauren says:

    Gorgeous pattern. Photography is lovely, too. Thanks for the chance.

  79. TrishKnits says:

    So pretty, like all of Ella’s patterns. Thanks for a great giveaway. :)

  80. Denise C says:

    Mittens and gloves are just the best to knit – and these are very, very pretty, and of course practical. Perfection!

  81. Sall says:

    I LOVE these! The pattern reminds me of tiny tessellated tiles…so pretty!

  82. Kim says:

    What a wonderful fair isle pattern!

  83. Naomi Bowie says:

    Lovely design – would love to win!

  84. Adriana Salgado says:

    The curry and Greece combo looks amazing!

  85. Rachael E says:

    Everything at Loop is so beautiful! It takes all my will-power not to spend all my money here!!

  86. Delphine Rual says:

    The photos are so lovely (blue is definitely my favourite colour) and this pattern looks wonderful, I am just wondering if this Isager yarn is very soft because I have got a very sensitive skin?
    x from France (hope to visit your shop and meet you one day…)

  87. Julie M says:

    Gorgeous pattern and wool – I like the colours you’ve used. Having knitted for years using one colour and different stitches, my challenge is to combine colours, and this would be a good place to start!!

  88. Carole Kokinis says:

    Lovely pattern and wool. I’ve bought the pattern on Ravelry. Now where did you get the bag?!

  89. Trine Larsen says:

    Looks like the perfect match of design and yarn! :) I love Isager yarns!

  90. Claire Coffey says:

    Wow! I’d love to challenge myself to have a go at these. They’re gorgeous!

  91. Deb Hickman says:

    Beautiful pattern and such gorgeous yarn and colours.

  92. Liliana says:

    Wonderful patternand what is more I have discovered Isager recently during the Knitting & Stitching Show and totally fell in love with this yarn brand!
    So thank you for the combo!

  93. Liliana says:

    Wonderful pattern and what is more I have discovered Isager recently during the Knitting & Stitching Show and totally fell in love with this yarn brand!
    So thank you for the combo!

  94. Gayle says:

    Swoon worthy yarn and pattern!

  95. Annie W says:

    These are lovely!

  96. Rene says:

    What a beautiful pattern! Would love to knit these.

  97. Rachel says:

    Gorgeous Mittens – just perfect for Christmas gifts!!! Looking forward to making some for myself too ;-)

  98. Lesley Crawford says:

    What a beautiful design. I have a little stash of highland wool just waiting for the right pattern!

  99. A lovely pattern… and giveaway. I love the gentle colours of the yarn

  100. Christine Monteiro says:

    Wow! Love this pattern. And those are in a favourite colour combination of mine.

  101. Kirsten Jakobsen says:

    Such a stunning pattern, loving all the colour combo’s!

  102. Heidi Wolff says:

    This is a beautiful pattern. Looking forward to knitting a pair once the holiday knitting is at an end.

  103. Patty says:

    Lovely pair of mitts- would actually save them for myself and knit them up in the New Year after the holiday knitting is done.

  104. Fiona says:

    Another gorgeous pattern. I’d love to knit it!

  105. Kate says:

    Just gorgeous. I love Ella’s designs.

  106. Stephanie says:

    This is such a lovely design – definitely on my wishlist!

  107. Andre says:

    So so beautiful and the colourways are lovely. Great photography too x

  108. Cynthia says:

    I love the mittens knit in Curry and Greece. Can’t wait to try out this yarn!

  109. Kelly says:

    These are gorgeous! Love the blue and white version.

  110. Sheila says:

    These are soooo lovely and the yarn giveaway is my favourite combination

  111. asteride says:

    Such a cute pattern! I love Ella’s style.

  112. Kimberly says:

    I absolutely adore the pinwheel mittens. Wonderful pattern and beautiful photography!

  113. Geababy says:

    Trés chic! And the purse is the right complement!

  114. Zera says:

    Oh, i’m in! All do, dont have the luck for it, but i have to try.

  115. Lauren says:

    I would LOVE to knit these mitts, particularly in the ivory and wine colorway. And beautiful

  116. Lauren says:

    I would LOVE to knit these mitts, particularly in the ivory and wine colorway.

  117. Libby says:

    Beautiful pattern. Thank you for this giveaway

  118. Eve says:

    Ces mitaines sont très belles et la laine semble si douce
    I love both the mitten and the wool. I hope with luck

  119. Janet says:

    Beautiful design and choice of colours. My state right now means I need a project which has enough challenge to be distracting and absorbing, together with real prospect of completion relatively quickly! So glad that #LoopLovesPinwheel and that you chose to showcase Isager in denim and sand – those colours suit the design so well.

  120. Stacy says:

    These are beautiful. Classy and unique!

  121. Kara says:

    These would be perfect for gifting!

  122. Karen Adams says:

    Can’t beat colourways mitts! These are lovely:)

  123. J ballard says:

    Such beautiful yarns to try this lovely pinwheel pattern with.

  124. lori says:

    oohi! these are so pretty i would be thrilled to win)!

  125. Siobhan Keegan says:

    Beautiful design, and the wool looks like it would be lovely to knit with.

  126. Sarah Stanford says:

    These look lovely, I’m in desperate need of a new pair of mitts so this would be an amazing prize!x

  127. Jennifer says:

    So so dreamy!

  128. Claire says:

    These mitts are so beatiful ! As I wear a lot of three-quarter-length sleeves I feel like these could fill the gap in my wardrobe for winter !

  129. Elise Noël says:

    Beautiful pattern and yarn. Thanks for the giveaway

  130. Lurena Pascale Ainsworth says:

    What a beautiful pattern and such timeless colour combinations!

  131. Carla Brown says:

    These Mitts are beautiful! I would love to make them, and Ella Austin’s patterns are always amazing!✨❄️

  132. Tina says:

    This pattern and yarn are really gorgeous! Thanks so much for giving this opportunity!

  133. Geraldinefrances says:

    Wow love this pattern and every colour combination. Greece/Curry makes me think of eating curry in Greece , not that I would need mitts on to do that. Would love to win

  134. Patricia says:

    A giveaway with for a lovely combination of yarn and pattern;perfect,thank you !

  135. Uylond says:

    Beautiful mitts. Gorgeous colours. They would be perfect for our cold winters :)

  136. Julia says:

    Beautiful pics and lovely lambswool yarn. Just want to cast on right now.

  137. Rebecca says:

    Simply beautiful!
    My hands are just waiting for the wool and needles to begin such a lovely knit!

  138. Meryl Boynton says:

    I want to knit these loves!

  139. Christina Zoglauer says:

    I love these mitts! They would perfectly fit to my winter coat. So beautiful.

  140. Laura Bernstein says:

    beautiful pattern and equally lovely yarns! thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  141. Tina says:

    I love this pattern and the curry and Greece color combination is gorgeous!

  142. Allison Taylor says:

    What a sweet pattern! I love the motif and color combination!

  143. Carol says:

    You can never have too many pairs of mittens – and these look so beautiful.

  144. Arwen says:

    Love the pattern and the yarn looks so soft, a new stitch pattern to try!

  145. Kilian Sepino says:

    WOW! These look gorgeous!
    I love that yarn though <3

  146. Michelle K. says:

    Just lovely !

  147. Debra Virgens says:

    These mitts are adorable, really need to make a pair.

  148. Carla Bryant says:

    Love this pattern!

  149. Carla says:

    Classic pattern, gorgeous!

  150. mieke says:

    I love the colours, warm and original. the photography is wonderful. I think the mits look stylish ànd fun. Loop is always an inspiration, thanks!

  151. Beverley says:

    Isager wool and this classic design are a perfect match
    A pair of mitts knit with this beautiful wool, dreaming now

  152. Stella Ackroyd says:

    I’d love to make these for my daughter for Christmas – she’s very hard to please, but noticed the design on Instagram and made sure she mentioned it to me!

  153. Sandy B. says:

    With a little bit of luck, I could be making these mitts!

  154. Jennie says:

    What a beautiful pattern. It looks addictive! I bet these mitts will just fly off the needles…

  155. Karen Robinson says:

    Just love the pattern and yarn, beautiful

  156. Love the colours ❤️ – reminds me of Shetland landscapes.

  157. Kim Johnson says:

    The best geometric pattern I’ve seen. Marries perfectly with the yarn.

  158. Annelisa says:

    Ahh, my idea of a perfect Christmas pressie!

  159. Beth says:

    Love this pattern and the yarn. I’m going to have to try it all – win or lose :)

  160. Delia says:

    Love these everything about these mitts. Thank you for this giveaway! *fingers crossed*

  161. Sidsel F Bachmann says:

    Lovely pattern! And the yarn too… Isager is one og many favourites

  162. Heather Lilley says:

    LOVE the vintage look of this pinwheel pattern – would be great to learn how to create this design – I’m learning lots of new stitches and creations this year – here’s to learning more over the next year!

  163. Sheryl Collier says:

    That Isagar yarn is truly lovely. Beautiful warm colours ☺️

  164. Charlotte Topsfield says:

    Beautiful pattern! Lovely colours too.

  165. Sandra Bartalamay says:

    LOVE this! And would love to try it! #LoopLovesPinwheel

  166. Karen Tait says:

    Love these and the colour choices

  167. Jane says:

    Ooo what lovely mittens. As a new knitter it may take me until next Christmas to knit them but I like the thought of working on something I will love to wear!

  168. Claudia says:

    I’d love to make a pair to my daughter, so lovely motif!

  169. Claire says:

    These are so beautiful. As a beginner in colour work I would really love to have a go at making such a pretty pattern in such stunning yarns.

  170. Mary says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  171. Hilary says:

    Beautiful design. And beautiful yarn

  172. Kim says:

    Love them and ready to knit them! What length needle is used? thanks!

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