UNICORNS and New Zealand winter knitting

UNICORNS and New Zealand winter knitting

Being in the middle of winter in July takes a little getting used to for someone who has spent most of their life in the Northern Hemisphere. Also: Does this look like winter to you??

Scorching Bay, Welllington, New Zealand

Exactly. I’m so used to grey skies and a little bit of muddy snow that THIS definitely feels warmer than your typical midsummer day in Sweden 😛

So it feels a little off to do loads of winter knitting in July, when family and friends are sharing pictures of bbq at the lakes and sweating in the summer sun and you, too, might as well get the bbq out and have a dip into the Pacific ocean (brrr).

Breaker Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

The only thing that actually hints at this being winter time are the snow capped mountains of the South Island, which, weather permitting, are visible from here, too.

A glimpse of the South Island, Kaikoura Ranges, seen from Worser Bay, new Zealand

But since it’s officially winter and apparently my four year old has taken a keen interest in rainbows these days, I would like to present to you my newest design, which he made me whip up by asking whether I could knit unicorns.

Ha! What kind of question is that?! Of course I can 🙂

So here are my new Unicorn Mittens, which you can knit in any size, any colour and any fingering yarn you like 🙂 Please DO leave a comment, I would love to hear your thoughts!

Because unicorns are for everyone.

Unicorn Mittens (click for pattern)

Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults
Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults

I have made three pairs so far: Two for kids (guess who grabbed them the second they were off the needles?!) and one for sliiiightly bigger hands (aka mine) 🙂

Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults
Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults

I am not the usual pink knitting gal, but in this case I had to make an exception.

Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults
Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults

About the pattern:

Who can resist a unicorn, let alone a pair of them? These cute unicorn mittens will bring colour and warmth into your life. They are easy to knit, make a great gift and look pretty in all colour combinations.

Instructions are written for kids and adult sizes and can be adapted to fit any size!

Techniques used are:
– knitting in the round
– simple increases and decreases (left and right leaning)

Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults
Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults

What you need:

  • Approx.. 50-100g yarn, i.e. sock yarn, alpaca or merino fingering yarns (400m/100g) in any base colour.
  • a small leftover in a horn colour
  • small scraps of black for the eyes (or buttons)
  • rainbow scraps for the mane
  • 5 double pointed needles 2.5 or 3mm
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle to sew in ends
  • crochet hook to attach the mane
Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults
Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults

If you are reading this and are purchasing the pattern via my website, you actually save $2 compared to all other platforms. Just because I like having you here 🙂

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Unicorn Mittens
Unicorn Mittens

You might already have noticed that I am working to get my own webshop up and running and this will be my main point of selling my patterns and handknitted goodies, so watch this space for irresistible offers!

Have fun knitting these cuties (and all of my patterns) and please remember to tag them with @MumpitzDesign #MumpitzDesign when sharing on social media, so that I can see what you made!

Happy knitting!

Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults
Unicorn Mittens for kids and adults

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