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[June 16, 2019] The site has now stopped selling patterns.

[April 30, 2019] After almost 11 successful years in business, Patternfish will cease selling patterns on 16 June, 2019.

We will continue to make our customers' stashes accessible to them to the end of 30 June, 2019, in order to provide them with time to save their purchased patterns to their personal hard drives.

Thank you all so very much for your enthusiastic support over the years.  It has meant an enormous amount to us.

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Nanette Blanchard


Backyard Bamboo Mitts

"The Backyard Bamboo Mitts are quick to knit stranded fingerless mitts, and feature a sore thumb gusset," says Blanchard. "They are knit in a soft but sturdy bamboo/cotton/elastic nylon blend; an alternative choice is to use fingering weight wool yarn." Blanchard, a modern master of the art of fair isle, has thought and written these out beautifully. Aside from the fair isle technique itself, they are very simple in form to make. As if this commendation weren't enough, the designer also donates a portion of all her proceeds from every pattern to a pet rabbit rescue charity.

Pattern Detail

  • fair isle patterns and thumb gusset charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • circular, no sewing
  • one size fits average woman
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.25 mm
    • US 1
    • 36.0 over pattern
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.0 mm
    • US 0
    • 36.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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