Cathy Rose Mitts

Quite a long time ago, about two years in fact, I had an idea for a itty bitty little fingerless glove.  Inspired by the queen of the floral pattern, Cath Kidston.  In seems that these days you can't move half a step down the road without bumping into a bit of Cath Kidston merchandise, but as widespread and ubiquitous as her work has become, I still can't help falling for her pretty, vintage and colourful style.

I wanted to make a pretty, feminine and floral mitt, which always resolved itself into a very Cath Kidston type style whenever I thought about it.  So I worked up something that very closely resembled the idea in my head and came up with some quite cute little mitts and some scribbled notes intending to write up the pattern.

Something stopped me taking it any further though and I can't put my finger on exactly why but something wasn't quite right.  It really needed  a bit of tweaking and I stored it in the section of my brain marked 'to come back to later' which, quite frankly, is a rather overfull and overstretched bit of brain.

In my usual, sluggish and meandering way, it's only been this year that I've finally gotten back to those little mitts.  I found a better yarn to use and a new set of colours to try so I decided to re-work them from scratch.  This time I'm much happier with the results.  All the little niggles that troubled me before have now been worked out and the pattern is a lot simpler too.

It's getting just the right sort of weather round here for these tiny mitts.  A slight Autumnal chill is starting to creep into the air and a little extra warmth in the hand area can be pleasant on such days.

So, I'm going to make the pattern available in my shop, just in case your hands are feeling a slight Autumn chill too.  Or, maybe you might just like little mitts, or roses, or can think of someone who does!

View the pattern page on Ravelry.

I hope you like them and if you decide to make a pair, I'd love it if you shared a picture in the 'Cherry Heart's Cozy Corner' Ravelry group so we can see what you've been up to.

S x


Fran said…
So pretty! Wish I could knit!
*Manja* said…
winkieflash said…
These. Are. AWESOME!!! <3
Anonymous said…
Both of your mitt patterns in your shop are really lovely. Not sure which colours I like best as they are all so nice. I haven't heard of that make of yarn before but I will look it up to see if it is easy to get. The only thing that concerns me is the need to have 7 colours, that makes them rather expensive I would have thought. Would definitely aspire to them though!
(your word verifier is tricky - fifth atempt now!)
Dear Annonymous,

I do hear you. I tend to have a lot of colours hanging around because I use lots in my crochet but not everyone does the same. But I did also think that maybe left-over sock yarn would do the job nicely.

Sorry about the word verifier too, I hate it too but I get overrun with spam without it :(

Sandra x
Ana BC said…
These are adorable!!! You are such a great artist. :-)

sajuki said…
so pretty !
greetings from Poland
gilly said…
These are gorgeous - love the pretty colours and just perfect for the cold mornings that seem to have crept up on us this week!
Alison said…
Another reason I must learn to knit properly!

Kandi said…
Beautiful! I have never done intarsia before but I love these. Maybe I should buy the pattern and just go for it, yep I think I'll do that :0) x
aksherry said…
I love them!! They are going into my queue!!
vintage grey said…
So pretty! I love the roses! xo Heather
Alessandra said…
they are gorgeous!!! But I live in JK, so.....sigh!!!
xxx Alessandra
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The Yarn Owl said…
They are really lovely!
Nanita said…
Ooh these are so pretty, they are high up on my wishlist! I'm not too sure about my poor knitting skills though, maybe I should practice some intarsia first? Thank you for writing up the pattern! :-) xxxx
Danette said…
"Like" them?!!!! I am having heart palpatations here!!!! I will be getting this pattern for sure. I could just die....
Love the mittens, very me. Ive just treated self to pattern. Thank-you.x
**Anne** said…
WOW, your mittens are gorgeous, so pretty.
Anne xx
Rachel M said…
I'm just teaching myself to knit at the moment. These are going on my list of patterns for the future, they're so pretty.
rosyhill said…
These are so clever! A wonderful design.
Abigail x
Carole said…
Beautiful.....I so wish I could follow a knitting pattern!
Carole x
Hazel said…
I think "learning Intarsia" will be my new years resolution for next year. I have seen a few pretty items using it and I have no idea about it. These are beautiful. x