This handmade 5 color mitten kit has its roots in our Montana Farm. Our sheep grew the soft Romeldale x Bluefaced Leicester wool, and our local processing mill washed and spun the yarn in their eco friendly solar powered mill. No harsh chemicals were used and the wash water is recycled out on their farm fields. Our garden produced the Indigo and Dill I used to make the lovely shades of green and I used an ancient method of producing bluish reds and pinks from Cochineal. Cochineal is an insect raised on cactus in the southwest. Everything is made in small batches, so each kit receives my personal attention from sheep to kit.
Each kit is gift packaged in a see thru box, with a rafia tie and description tag, that includes all the yarn needed for one pair of mittens, a colored graph chart, instruction sheet and colored picture of the finished celtic lattice mitten. This is my own fairisle design and its always nice to use soft wool as its elasticity is easy on the hands and only two colors are used in each row.
Yarn is a sport weight with recommended needle size of US 1 or the size to get the gauge of 7 sts/1". This med large mitten is 10.5" high x 4" across after washing/finishing. A larger needle can be used to produce a larger mitten and smaller needle, US 0, produces a smaller mitten with nice results.
Regular shipping is by either Priority USPS, or First Class Mail. If you require additional insurance, confirmation or other upgrades just let me know and we'll find those costs for you.
At this time we only ship to United States.
Checks and money orders should be made out to JUSTINE GILCHRIST
Paypal, Checks, Money Order, Credit cards through Etsy are all acceptable payments. If you send me a check please let me know and I will look for it by mail, and a check takes an additional few days to clear the bank before shipping the product. .
Returns & exchanges
Please look at the pictures carefully. There may be some differences in monitor display but we have tried to capture the colors as close as possible. If you are wanting to send it back within 10 days, unopened and not used and in excellent condition, we will make an exchange or refund but will not refund either the shipping charge to you or the cost of sending it back. Please ask any questions you may have before you buy. We regularly check and will get back to you usually within one day. We want you to have a fun reliable experience with FoothillsFarmWoolens.
I can often put together a custom order of special colors but please keep in mind that I love to use mother natures hues and not all synthetic colors are available. Please ask.