These mitts offer a contemporary interpretation of the graphic and striking two-colour gloves traditionally knitted in Dentdale and the Scottish Borders. Ecclefechan is a small Borders’ town, well-known as the birthplace of historian and satirist Thomas Carlyle, and famed for its tasty tarts, a recipe for which is also included with the pattern.

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Jamieson and Smith Shetland Heritage 100 % Real Shetland Wool (25g balls / 110m/ 120yards) in shades coll black and fluggy white. You will need approximately 140 yards of black and 100 yards of white. If you are going up a needle size to increase the circumference of the mitt, remember that you will need more yarn.

You will also need:

2.25mm needle(s), or size to get gauge, in your preferred length for working small circumferences in the round for colourwork pattern.
2mm needle(s), or size below gauge size, in your preferred length for working small circumferences in the round (for garter st cuffs and edgings). Stitch markers. Tapestry needle.





6 thoughts on “Ecclefechan Mitts

  1. I would like to buy a kit -pattern and wool £16.99 of Ecclefechan Mitts but the page is not available – Ooops we can’t find that page! Is the message when I click on Buy Kit . Is it still available? I’m really impressed with your designs.


  2. This message is for Kate Davies, Designer … I am very sorry to have to write to you and to let you know that my dearest friend, and your greatest admirer, Faye Rosser, of Mukilteo, Washington has passed away from ovarian cancer. She only knew that she was sick with cancer for a week and a half, then she died four days later, on December 13. Her last project was finishing the beautiful mitts pattern … this was her supreme effort toward excellence in all of her knitting, Kate, and she enjoyed your books, patterns, writing letters to you. She loved Scotland and I believe she received a letter or two from you as she mentioned this correspondence to me. We spent many an enjoyable evening studying your patterns and thinking about what would be our next “Kate Project”, Thank you so much for your friendship to her, and for all the memorable times we shared together studying the complexity of patterns and sitting in awe of the beauty of all the things you are busy creating. Again, I am so sorry to have to tell you this sad news. Sincerely, Norma Campbell my e-mail is


  3. Dear Kate,
    Thank you so much for sending my order so quickly! Mailed on 31-3-14 from Glasgow and received on 8-4-14 in Manhattan! I cannot wait to get started! I was anticipating a three week wait, as you reported you were traveling to Iceland! I hope it was incredible! One of these days I will knit with lopi, too. Right now I am spending my time spinning BFL/silk into most colorful skeins.

    Thank you again and Best Regards,

    Marni from Manhattan.


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