Kokkeluri, or muckle (big) kokkeluri are Shetland dialect terms for the ox-eye daisy - a familiar wayside sight all over Scotland in Spring and Summer. On the mainland, the word is sometimes rendered differently - cockaloorie - and is a generic term for any big, blousy flower. With their large floral motifs and their densely stranded palms, these colourwork mittens are both decorative and functional, keeping your hands warm when the winter temperatures fall. The mittens also feature Latvian braids and i-cord, for a neat finish.
Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m / 120 yds per 50g skein)
MC: Haar 1 x 50g skein
CC: Islay 1 x 50g skein
Sample used 40g / 88m / 96yds of MC and 44g / 97m / 106yds of CC.
To fit hand circumference: 18-20.5cm / 7-8in
Mitten circumference above thumb: 21cm / 8¼in
Mitten length: 24cm / 9½in
The kit contains all the essentials to knit yourself a pair of Kokkeluri mittens: two skeins of Buachaille, PDF pattern download, and a wee project bag in which to keep your knitting. The kit price represents a 10% discount on purchasing these items separately.
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You'll also need: Gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences; Waste yarn; 2 Stitch markers; Tapestry needle