Manuka Mittens were a natural follow-up to the Maranui Mittens. These are different though! They are more subtle, a little more grown up and refined.
Manuka trees are prickly things that have incredible pink or white flowers during certain times of the year. These mittens have a small colour work design around the hand that features zigzagging lines that remind me of the spiked leaves of the manuka tree, and little blossoms in the middle that are embellished with tiny beads.
These mittens have a long cuff that blocks any rogue breezes from chilling your wrists, and the ribbing (which is twisted for a different take on standard ribbing) holds them snug against your arm.
The thumbs are gusseted to make sure that the mittens sit comfortably over the broadest part of your hand, with the thumb being knitted last.
If you would like to make a pair of these for yourself you can find the pattern here on Ravelry. Happy knitting and don’t forget to tag your projects on instagram with #manukamittens if you post there! You can find me here on instagram if you would like sneak previews at patterns that are coming soon.