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.
The Pinwheel mittens continue her design aesthetic with a charming pinwheel motif familiar from antique quilts.
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!
Try “Ivory” (which is quite yellowish) and “Wine” for a warmer combo or “Ice Blue” and “Charcoal” for a more neutral combination.
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.
Thank you Claire Ptak of @violetcakeslondon for the lovey cake in our photoshoot!
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!