Crisp Apple Strudel mitts | inspired by The Sound of Music

A wink and a nod to The Sound of Music

These charming fingerless mitts bring to life one of my favorite parts of the classic movie The Sound of Music: Fräulein Maria's favorite things.

Expertly designed by Katy Carroll for Little Skein, Crisp Apple Strudel mitts feature an off-kilter cable that echoes overlapping layers of flaky pastry, and twisted ribbing gives a nod to traditional Bavarian stitch patterns.

The cable is made solely of 3x3 right and left crosses, but the final effect is much more complex and striking, making the mitts perfect for intermediate knitters and also within the skills of an adventurous beginner.

We have created a fresh, glowing yarn colorway on our House Merino DK base. Apple Crisp is glazed and layered with warm golden brown, as if the mitts themselves were lit from within with golden butter and gently browning apples.

You have the option to purchase just yarn (perfect if you already own the pattern or ebook), a project kit, or the full e-book + your project kit.

Kit options

• Yarn only ($30):  Apple Crisp is a beautiful glowy colorway, with undertones of browning butter, and overwashes of warm brown and pumpkin. It looks tonal inside (see the last picture) and positively glows outside (see the mitten photos, which were shot in mid-level sunlight).

Yarn details:
House Merino DK
231 yards | 100g
4-ply structure

• Project kit ($52):A luxe kit with exactly what you need to knit the mitts as pictured:

↠ Immediate PDF download + Ravelry code in your box
↠ 1 skein of House Merino DK in "Apple Crisp"
↠ Set of 8 themed stitch markers
↠ Themed progress marker
↠ Tuft Woolens hand balm to keep your knitting hands soft and knit-ready

• Project kit + ebook ($80): Everything above plus an immediate download of the full ebook, My Favorite Things, with patterns for two shawls, two cowls, two pairs of fingerless mitts and a colorwork hat, all inspired by The Sound of Music.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Great Mitts

The yarn is absolutely beautiful, I'm not sure the pictures do it justice. The color is rich and is just beautiful when knit up. The yarn is also incredibly soft and squishy, and made a lovely pair of mitts! The pattern itself was easy to follow and knit up quickly. I hope to make another pair soon!

So beautiful!

The yarn and pattern complement each other so completely. This is my second pair. It just makes me so happy to knit this project with this yarn. Pure joy!

Yummy Strudel

I was so excited when I saw the box upon my arrival from work. The yarn feels all squishy and I LOVE LOVE the color. I cannot wait to knit it up.

The Most Delicious Mitts!

This kit brought me so much joy! Wildflower seeds, a fig newton stitch marker I love, and the softest most glowing yarn. I can't wait to make these mitts for my daughter. Just perfect!


Love the color and the feel of this yarn. Unformately, I purchased this yarn to start my knitting for the holidays. For the first time I will knit for my husbands staff. Ha. Thanks you so much for a beautiful product.