Anstruther Mittens by Erica Smith
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Anstruther Mittens

Knitting
October 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork chart in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
430 - 580 yards (393 - 530 m)
One size, average ladies
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The Anstruther Mitten begins with an elegant, but warm lace cuff which is knit flat and then seamed using a three-needle bind-off. Stitches are picked up from the edge and then the mitten is worked in the round with an after-thought thumb. Shown here in the bright colors of the harvest, this mitten would also be lovely done up in neutral shades of black and grey.

Materials Required:
Yarn:
Main color: 1 skein of Briggs & Little Sport 100% wool; 430 yards (393 meters) /113 grams (4 ounces) or equivalent sport weight yarn in Dark Green.

Contrast colors: 50 grams/190 yards (174 meters) of Briggs & Little Sport 100% wool; 430 yards (393 meters) /113 grams (4 ounces) or equivalent sport weight yarn in Navy, Gold and Natural White.

Needles:
5-2.75mm double pointed needles

Other materials:
Tapestry needle
Scrap yarn for provisional cast-on and afterthought thumb placement (a few snippets of your contrast yarn would work great)

Gauge:
35 stitches and 39 rows = 4” in stockinette fair isle pattern (Color Chart)
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4” inch in cuff pattern (Cuff Chart)

Sizes:
One size to fit most adult women.
Mitten circumference: 7.5”
Mitten length (excluding cuff): 8”

Techniques:
Provisional cast-on using long-tail cast-on, chart reading, three-needle bind-off, picking up stitches, knitting in the round, stranded knitting or fair isle knitting, carrying yarn up work, increasing, decreasing and finishing.