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HACK: A little fair isle

December 9, 2016


When I think about hacks my mind immediately goes to fair isle, I don’t know why! Just a little hint of patterning seems like the perfect addition, especially to an otherwise simple pattern. It’s a great way to use up bits and bobs of yarn and can really add a little bit of wow to a project.


Hunter likes fingerless mitts so a pair of Paddle mitts seemed just the thing for her. I had a wee ball of YOTH Big Sister left over from another project and some little bits of red and white in my knitting basket, all begging to become a project together!

The original Paddle mitts feature simple stripes, but we hacked them to include a band of fair isle.

The original Paddle mitts feature simple stripes, but we hacked them to include a band of fair isle.

Want to make a pair of your own? You can bust out the graph paper and pencils, or we have put together a little PDF of fair isle possibilities you can add to the Paddle mitts. Just work 1 round in the MC after the thumb gusset is on hold and away you go!


Project Details

Pattern: Paddle mitts (the hack PDF is available here)

Yarn: YOTH Big Sister in ‘cracked pepper’, bits and bobs of red and white yarn

Size: Child

Needles: US 3 for the ribbing and US 5 for the rest


How is the TCK hackathon going for you? Have you hacked a pair of mittens yet?

More lovely mittens from TCK




2 Comments leave one →
  1. Beverly J. Killick permalink
    December 11, 2016 10:57 am

    You girls should be congratulated, you make up simple patterns, that all knitters can accomplish. That is wonderful and smart thinking. You make alot of people proud of what they have accomplished with their own two hands. Great, just great!

  2. December 11, 2016 4:55 am

    Love this fair isle idea for the paddle mitts! I was just thinking that I want to make a pair for my daughter, and I love this fair isle idea!

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