The Swedish Fish pattern is ready!

Just as promised, here is the Swedish Fish mitten pattern (Ravelry link), ready to swim home with you. Why not spice up your holiday knitting this season by trying the fish? You can catch the pattern here on Etsy or here on Ravelry.

Bands of colourful, funky fish frolic across these unique mittens. The pattern is easily memorized so the knitting moves quickly and the colours are irresistible! Go on, try the fish!

Here are some other things you might like to know about the Swedish Fish:

The pattern is a clear, concise, 4-page .pdf file with large charts and images, which I will send via your PayPal email address as soon as I possibly can.

Size: Women’s Medium (or any hand that is 8” in circumference.)

Gauge: 10 stitches = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in Stockinette st.

Yarn: One ball of Knit Picks’ Palette (231yd / 50g) in each of the following colours: Twig (Main Colour -- MC,) and the following Contrast Colours (CC) : Red (CA,) Yellow (CB,) Green (CD,) Iris Heather (CE,) Garnet Heather (CF) and Golden Heather (CG.) Note – Twig, Red, Yellow and Green have been discontinued. The following substitutions may be used: Knit Picks’ Palette in Doe (MC,) Pimento (CA,) Semolina (CB) and Clover (CD) to preserve the original colour scheme. Alternately, any other fingering yarn in these colours or colours of your choice may be used. A 15” piece of waste yarn of the same weight in a contrasting colour to hold the thumb stitches is also required.

Needles: One set of five (5) double pointed needles in US 0 (2 mm) or size necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions: A stitch marker to mark beginning of round (optional,) and a sewing needle to weave in ends.

Skills Needed: Knitting in the round, stranded knitting, twisted stitches, and chart reading.

Enjoy the fishies!

6 comments:

Adriana said...

I just noticed the kissing fishes. So cute!!

Kay-From the Back Yard said...

That is so cute! Your designs are lovely, and when I ever start doing multicolored knitting, I want to try your patterns! They are just beautiful.

Poethead said...

The fish mittens are awesome! So different, fun, colorful! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

Poethead said...

Would it be difficult to size this pattern for a child?

spillyjane said...

poethead -- Thank you! You cold easily size these mittens to fit a child. Just measure the circumference of the child's hand and add 1/2" or so for more "wiggle" room and then work the pattern accordingly. The thumb will be smaller, too, of course.

Knitting with a Purpose said...

Hello! I love this pattern and started it today! I had a silly question though. In the pattern, the neutral background is designated as the Main Color, right? But when you cast on, it says to cast on with the contrast color? In the picture it looks like you do the cuff in the main color, is that correct? (Can you tell I'm a rule follower?) Thanks so much for the pattern, I love it!