Pattern on Ravelry: Stradbally mitts
Designer: Sabrina Schumacher
Sizes Included: hand circumference: S (M, L) / 16.5 (19, 21.5) cm / 6.5 (7.5, 8.5)”
About the Pattern: Big winds and waves have transformed the Irish Brandon Bay into one of Europe’s premier kite surfing destinations. Stradbally is one of the towns at the bay. Inspired by the place, these mitts are rustic and soft at the same time. They’re worked in half fisherman’s rib with the thick plain-knitted ribs giving way to one wave.
The mitts are worked bottom-up. Starting with a provisional tubular cast-on and k1, p1 ribbing, the stitch pattern switches to half fisherman’s rib with a relief formed by cabling. The pattern showcases not only semi-solids, but also variegated one-of-a-kind yarns.
Last Note: I name my patterns after places I know through kite surfing or paragliding. I spent 2 week in Stradbally at the beach with my camper-van. A year ago I released the matching hat pattern with The Fibre Co, an Irish yarn company. For me a perfect match of inspiration and yarn – all from Ireland.