Now that 2019 is coming to an end, I’ve looked back at all the knitting patterns I’ve designed since my humble beginnings in 2007 – my designer profile on Ravelry shows that I’ve written 96 knitting patterns 😲
Nearly one hundred! That’s a lot of stitches, a lot of calculations and a lot of headaches – but above all A LOT OF FUN! And what has always motivated me and always will motivate me is my inexhaustible love of yarn and knitting.
My passion for this fiber art would not be the same without you, with whom I have the joy of sharing my ideas, my creations and my talent. You make me want to surpass myself, reinvent myself and give you the best of myself 😊
That’s why I decided to revisit a pattern that I wrote and published back in 2013: Griffon Mittens. This was a special one because of it’s reversible colorwork (also known as double knitting) and it was the only one of its kind I had designed.
When double knitting, you are knitting both sides of the work as the right side. In this way, each side of the knit is in stock jersey and the color patterns are reversed from side to side.
When knitting a project in reversible fairisle, both sides are knitted with the right side out. In this way, each side of the knit is in stockinette stitch and the color patterns are reversed from side to side.
Knitting in reversible colorwork has several other advantages. Unlike one-sided colorwork with two colors, it is not necessary to string along the unused yarn behind your stitches, you use both colors to work all the stitches of all the rows. In addition, the double knitting forms a thicker and warmer knit: perfect for winter accessories such as mittens or hats!
Today I offer you a revised and updated version with a new grid, more detailed explanations and a series of video tutorials to illustrate the different stages of knitting these Reversible Fairisle Mittens! As a bonus, you’ll find a blank grid at the end of the pattern to design your own reversible colorwork mittens: it’s time to let your creativity flow 🦄
Get this free pattern at BiscotteYarns.com