These colourwork mittens feature cameos—those most classic Regency silhouettes—of a young lady and her fine gentleman gazing at each other. The silhouettes are framed with cabled ovals, worked with the contrasting colour against the main/background colour. The cables give an unexpected hint of texture to the stockinette-stitch mittens and add a little extra challenge for the knitter. In the background are diamond and stripe patterns inspired by historical wallpaper patterns. A deep cuff of twisted-stitch ribbing keeps the mittens snug and practical.
This pattern was originally published in the inaugural edition of Jane Austen Knits (2011). It is still available through the Interweave store, either as part of [the digital magazine], or as [an individual pattern].
The pattern has since been updated and revised, with more extensive notes, professionally re-edited, and re-released under my own label.