Alpine Embroidered Mitts
Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Holiday 2008: “Pam Allen says of the Alpine Embroidered Mitts, ‘The embroidery was inspired by the embroidered mittens and socks in the Bohus collection. I like the chunky, rustic stitches I used - a double strand of yarn makes them quick and adds dimension to them. The colors are semi peasant. Red, white, and blue would have been traditional, but I opted for a soft green for the white and a heathered red. Like peasan embroidery, though, the colors are lively and there’s good strong contrast between them.”
Finished Size: 7” hand circumference and 7½” long, to fit a woman’s medium hand.
Yarn: Classic Elite Inca Alpaca (100% alpaca; 109 yd 100 m/50 g): #1107 Camacho periwinkle (blue; MC), 2 skeins; #1105 begonia (red; A), #1111 peridot (yellow-green; B), and #1189 petal (pink; C), 1 skein each.
Needles: Sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 6 (4 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle; waste yarn; stiff cardboard.
Pages 32 & 64.