Symbister House Mitts
The Symbister House Mitts were designed as part of a set. The set was inspired by the architecture of Symbister House. Symbister House looks out over the harbour of Symbister, the main settlement of the island of Whalsay, Shetland. It was built by the Sixth Robert Bruce of Symbister, Laird of Whalsay, in 1823. It is a magnificent Georgian mansion. The main motif of the hat and mitt set was taken from one of the outbuildings, a “high-rise” three-seater toilet known as the Laird’s Toilet.
About the yarn: Foula wool yarn is a DK yarn spun from 100% Foula sheep wool from the extremely remote Shetland island of Foula. Foula sheep are a traditional strain of Shetland sheep and the yarn comes in 7 entirely natural sheep colours. Exact amounts are given in the pattern and a yarn kit is also available from Foula Wool.
working in the round
working with two yarns at the same time using the stranded technique
ability to read a chart (colourwork pattern is charted only)