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4-2 Mitten

Magnificent Mittens
Magnificent Mittens & Socks
Knitting
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches in stranded pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
409 yards (374 m)
women's adult medium

This mitten’s body and thumb have a budded cross motif. The center of each cross is a small square of contrast around a single stitch of background color, into each of which a bead is knit, on the back of the mitten only. The cuff begins and ends with stripes, and in its main part has a diagonal arrangement of stripes and squares. Smyrna crosses are embroidered into each square. Additional beads decorate the edge of the cuff.

50 g (108yds) each of two colors (A and B) are required for the mitten, thumb, and cuff. The cuff also requires 50 g color C, 70 yds color D, and 15 yds color E. 92 3mm silver beads are used.

Striped section instructions are by written pattern, the motif instructions are by chart.

Describing the sample mitten for this pattern and a swatch with different colors, Anna Zilboorg writes:

Much of the clarity and simplicity of this pattern is blurred by its being worked in colors with little contrast. The swatch below shows the difference in effect when contrasting colors are used….

Since this is a 12-stitch repeat, there are … two pattern repeats on the thumb. With … (half a repeat) on each thumb needle, it is a bit harder to work than other small-pattern repeats.

As in the rest of this book, to change mitten size, adjust yarn weight and needle size.