Maranui Mittens

Maranui’s is a fantastic cafe on the water (almost literally – the beach is under the foundations) in Wellington’s Lyall Bay. IMG_6568

Wellington is known for it’s wind and wild weather, and on a family holiday there last year we experienced it first-hand. We were on Lyall Bay’s sandy beach when a squall hit and we made a mad dash for cover at the closet building, Marinui Surf and Life Saving Club. You have to climb up a winding set of stairs to get to the cafe on the top floor, and when you arrive the views are almost more impressive than when you are standing on the beach itself.

What I love about Maranui’s is the decor. It is boldly decorated and bright. This combined with the cold-snap inspired my Maranui Mittens.


The pattern for these mittens includes sizes for 2-3 years (4 years, 5-6 years, 7-10 years, Adult small, medium, large). So if you wanted to you could make a pair for your whole family!

The mittens are worked in the round and use two contrasting colours to give a cheerful and bright effect to the finished items. They are simple to make and because of the thumb gusset, they are also comfortable to wear. The smaller sizes use hardly any yarn so these are a fantastic way to use up some oddments of yarn in your stash. (We all have them).

If you would like to make some Maranui Mittens of your own you can find the pattern here.




About Charlotte Marjoribanks Designs

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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