Posted by: christinelaennec | January 17, 2014

Fairy Hoax mitts

I wanted to show you a knitting project I recently finished:  my Fairy Hoax mitts.  Their wonderful name comes from the yarn, which was a birthday present from my lovely friend Roobeedoo.  We went together to the Edinburgh Festival of Yarn months earlier, and she remembered that I’d seen yarn on the Skein Queen’s table that I described but hadn’t had time to buy.  Lo and behold, she found it and gave it to me for my birthday!  Wasn’t that just the nicest thing?  (As my Granny would say.)

The colourway is called “Fairy Hoax”.  The name is perfect for this yarn.  You’re knitting along with these lovely pastels, la la la, and Wham, a fleck of black appears.  Or, Duh duh DUH, a length of indigo comes along.

"Hedgerow Mitts" by Amy Ripton, made from Skein Queen's Tweedore sock yarn, colourway Fairy Hoax.

“Hedgerow Mitts” by Amy Ripton, made from Skein Queen’s Tweedore sock yarn, colourway Fairy Hoax.

Roobeedoo not only gave me the wool, but found the perfect pattern to make mitts from it:  “Hedgerow Mitts” by Amy Ripton.  It’s free on Ravelry, if you’re a member.

I really enjoyed making these, and I have very much enjoyed wearing them too.  Thank you Roobeedoo!



  1. What a wonderful friend! I love the wool and the pattern for the mitts, the colours are stunning.

  2. They look perfect for living in Scotland and what a great friend to have:) the Edinburgh Festival of Yarn sounds like a definite to put on my ‘to do ‘ list when I return to UK. Thanx for making me aware of it:)

  3. Love the wool and the freedom to use your fingers. Knitting is on my list of things to learn.

  4. Very pretty mitts.

  5. Love the yarn, and the pattern too!

  6. I must admit I chuckled when I saw that come up in my feed, because they look like a much more ethereal version of the mitts I’ve just finished (Maine morning mitts). That’s gorgeous yarn.

  7. How altogether delightful.

  8. Isn’t a gift of yarn the best gift, Christine? It has so many possibilities, and so many memories attached when the project is finished! ❤

  9. Hooray! 🙂
    I am so pleased the yarn / pattern combination worked so well – you deserve for things to work out well!

  10. I especially like the color way of the yarn, Christine, and your mitt’s pattern is lovely. [ I also just enjoyed your botanical walk 🙂 ] Thanks for posting! xx

  11. Lovely mitts

  12. Thank you everyone!

  13. So pretty. They look so soft.

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