With Christmas fast approaching next month and with winter in full swing, we thought it would be great to feature this snowflake stitch pattern in our 12 Months of Mittens series. Winter on the West Coast is a little different from other places up north. We’re so lucky to have relatively mild winter weather, which has more rain than snow. Let’s hope we are sometime away from our first snow as I am not keen on shovelling!
My friend and fellow stitcher, Susan came up with the idea for this series when she stitched several as family Christmas gifts last year.
Some of Susan’s mittens were for men in the family hence she chose a slightly darker colour palette for this mitten. However, you’re free to play with whatever colour suits best. Can’t you just picture this stitched in an even brighter palette?
How We Created This Snowflake Stitch Pattern
The background of this mitten is stitched with alternating diagonal Gobelin stitch using Colour #45 which is also known as the “peacock feathers” blend. The snowflake pattern was stitched with Colour #67 in a size 5 Perle cotton. The cuff is diagonal brick with circular Rhodes stitches.
All our mittens were stitched on 18-count white mono canvas but naturally, you may use what you wish. The mitten is SMALL measuring about 2 ½ x 3 inches. You may like to stitch your mitten a bit larger – I will leave this up to you! All the mittens featured in the series are stitched with Colour Complements threads.
You can find the snowflake pattern in Volume 1 of the Stitches books. Are you stitching some mittens this winter? I sure hope so!
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my American friends and customers a very Happy Thanksgiving!