Inspired by the gentle descent of freshly fallen snow, these mittens beautifully transition from light hues at the top to deeper shades towards the bottom. This effect is achieved through a harmonious interplay of smaller and larger motifs, evoking the serene scene of snow beginning to blanket the earth. Embracing both style and functionality, these mittens have an extended cuff designed for versatility. Wear it long to shield against the winter elements, preventing snow from intruding, or fold it over for an added layer of cozy warmth. These mittens are a perfect blend of elegance and practicality, promising both comfort and charm on cold winter days.
Time: Weekend project
Skill level: Intermediate
Size: Adult Medium to fit 7.5 – 8” hand circumference
Gauge: 30 sts and 34 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stranded colorwork
Yarn: Berroco Vintage DK (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; 290 yards [265 meters]/100 grams): 2194 Breezeway (MC, 1 ball), 2102 Buttercream (CC1, 1 ball)
Needles and Notions: US size 3 (3.0 mm) DPNs or circular needle, stitch holder or waste yarn, tapestry needle
These mittens are worked in the round from the bottom up. Make one left-hand mitten and one right-hand mitten. Right and left hands use the same chart. There are separate charts for the right and left thumbs.
With MC, CO 56 sts. Join in the round.
Rnds 1-31: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 32: *K7, m1; rep from * around. (64 sts at the end of this round)
Rnds 33-96: Work Hand chart in stranded colorwork from right to left and from bottom to top with the following instruction notes below.
Note: On chart Rnd 58, slip sts 34-45 for right hand, or sts 51-62 for left hand, pwise and transfer them to a stitch holder or waste yarn. CO 12 sts in the colors indicated for Rnd 58.
Continue working chart. – 40 sts after chart.
Rnd 97: With CC1 *ssk, k15, k2tog, k1; rep from * around. (36 sts rem)
Rnd 98: *Ssk, k13, k2tog, k1; rep from * around. (32 sts rem)
Rnd 99: *Ssk, k11, k2tog, k1; rep from * around. (28 sts rem)
Break yarn, leaving a 15” tail. Arrange sts so that the 14 sts for the palm are on one needle and the 14 sts for the back of the hand are on another needle. Using a tapestry needle and the yarn tail, graft the sts using kitchener stitch.
Pick up 12 Thumb sts from holder, pick up 1 st where the thumb meets the hand, pick up 12 sts from the top of the thumb hole. Pu 1 st where the thumb meets the hand. (26 sts)
Rnds 1-18: Work the Left thumb chart for the left-hand mitten or the Right thumb chart for the right-hand mitten. (20 sts after chart)
Left hand only:
Rnd 19: With CC1 *Ssk, k5, k2tog, k1; rep from * around. (16 sts rem)
Rnd 20: *Ssk, k3, k2tog, k1; rep from * around. (12 sts rem)
Right hand only:
Rnd 19: With CC1 *K1, ssk, k5, k2tog; rep from * around. (16 sts rem)
Rnd 20: *K1, ssk, k3, k2tog; rep from * around. (12 sts rem)
Break yarn, leaving a tail. Arrange sts so that the 6 sts for the front of the thumb are on one needle and the 6 sts for the back of the thumb are on another needle. Using a tapestry needle and the yarn tail, graft the sts using kitchener stitch.
Use yarn ends to sew up any holes where the Thumb meets the hand. Weave in all ends. Block.
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