These mittens use the same stranded colorwork diamond pattern, but are knit in sport weight yarn. The heavier yarn creates a thick, warm outer layer (we still have at least 3 more weeks of winter, afterall! And things are just starting to get chilly in the southern hemisphere!) and knits up quickly. The thumbs are worked in a simple alternating pattern, creating a checkerboard look.
The pattern includes 2 sizes (small/medium, 7.5" hand circumference and medium/large 8" hand circumference) and calls for Cascade Yarns Longwood Sport, a delightfully soft superwash merino that comes in a beautiful array of colors. You need just 1 skein of each color to knit either size.
This pattern is a great opportunity to play with color! Use 2 solid colors, a solid and a variegated, or a solid and a self-striping. Make matching mittens, or reverse your main and contrast colors on the second mitten to create the positive/negative effect shown in the sample.
(You know what's hard? Photographing your own hands. Even with a remote. I think I need to look into hiring a model!)
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Find all the pattern details below. You can queue or favorite it on Ravelry here.
Sizes: Small/medium (Medium/large) to fit hand circumferences 7 ½ (8)”
Gauge: 30 sts and 36 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in colorwork pattern, blocked
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Longwood Sport (273 yd/100 g): 1 skein each in Plum and Silver Heather
Or approximately 300 yd sport weight yarn, 150 yd ea of 2 contrasting colors
Set US 5/3.75 mm DPNs, 2 24” circular needles, or 1 long needle for magic loop; or size to obtain gauge
Set US 4/3.5 mm DPNs, 2 24” circular needles, or 1 long needle for magic loop; or 1 size smaller than needle used for gauge
Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holder or scrap yarn, yarn needle
Note: Colorwork pattern is charted.
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