Introducing the Pinwheel Mitten Pattern

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”.

Pinwheel Mittens at Loop London
Pinwheel Mittens Pattern in Isager Highland

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. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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

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

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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

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

  13. 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

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

  15. 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…)

  16. 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!!

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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 !

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

  23. 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

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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!

  28. 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.

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