Muckle Mitts pattern here on Mary Jane Mucklestone's blog, and saw another finished product at the end of this post on Kate Davies' blog.
The pattern uses motif #172 from Mary Jane Mucklestone's book 200 Fair Isle Motifs ( available in the UK as 200 Fair Isle Designs: Knitting Charts, Combination Designs, and Colour Variations). The pattern was a New Year gift from the designer and can be downloaded free until 16 January 2012.
When I was on holiday on South Uist last summer I bought two souvenir balls of yarn, each very different from the other. One is wool from a flock of pedigree Hebridean Sheep that live on the island, it is natural black and very springy. The other is handspun on the island from non-local merino wool, in a colourway called "Uist Landscapes - Atlantic". This yarn is full of beautiful blues and greens and is very soft. I had not really thought about using the two yarns together, but when I saw the Muckle Mitts pattern realised that this was the perfect opportunity to make myself a reminder of South Uist that took advantage of the qualities of both yarns.
I made the first one in a couple of evenings, and am doing well with the second. I think I shall probably make more, perhaps using my own handspun, and perhaps incorporating another of the motifs from the book. If you like the Muckle Mitts, then have a look at the Mucklemuff, the Muckle item that preceded the mitts.