A great first intarsia project with just one join per row. The hands of these mittens are knit flat – the seam is part of the patchwork design! The thumbs are knit seamlessly in the round. And no need to limit yourself to just 2 colors (see the photo examples of multi-color mittens made with small amounts of leftover stash). Make some for everyone in the family!
This design is suitable for a knitter who can knit, purl, work decreases and increases, and work comfortably in the round on double point needles (the thumbs are knit in the round). The pattern is 4 pages long, and as with all my patterns, it has been professionally tech edited and fully test knit to be clear and free of errors.
Sizes Available: XS (S, M, L), to fit child’s medium (child’s large/women’s small, women’s medium, women’s large/men’s). Shown in size small.
Hand circumference: 6 1/4 (7, 8, 9) in/16 (18, 20.5, 23) cm.
Hand length (wrist to tip): 6 1/2 (7, 8, 8.5) in/ 16.5 (18, 20.5, 21.5) cm.
Cuff to tip length: 8 1/2 (9, 10 1/2, 11) in/ 21.5 (23, 26.5, 28) cm.
Gauge: 18 sts/ 22 rows/ 4in/ 10cm in stockinette stitch worked back in forth in rows.
What You Need:
✦ A total of 104 (124, 166, 196) yds/ 95 (113, 151, 178) m of heavy worsted or aran weight yarn. Sample shown used 2 skeins of Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair (70% wool, 30% mohair; 2 oz/ 140 yds/128 m) in colors “midnight blue” and “edelweiss”.
✦ one pair of straight needles and one set of dpns in size required to obtain gauge. I used US #6/ 4mm. You may need a size or two above or below that.
✦ two stitch markers
✦ large-eyed tapestry needle
✦ stitch holder or scrap yarn