Aran Delight Mittens by Alexandra Charlotte Dafoe

Aran Delight Mittens

February 2009
100% wool, worsted weight
alpaca, DK weight (for lining)
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
women's, men's
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These cabled mittens are distinguished by an intricate Aran pattern that is both bold and delicate. A seed stitch border nicely frames the main cable that travels up the back of the hand. The small honeycomb pattern on the palm adds interest without being too bulky. These beautiful mittens will become a favourite for years to come. No seaming is necessary as the mittens are knit in the round from cuff to fingertip. The mittens are designed to be roomy enough to add a warm lining. While 100% wool is recommended for durable and warm mittens, a lining made of alpaca adds a touch of luxury.

Skill Level

Women’s, Men’s

* 1 hank (approx. 200 m) of 100% wool, worsted weight
* 2 balls (50 g, approx. 100 m) of alpaca, DK weight
* Set of 4 dp 4.0 mm needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
* Tapestry needle (for finishing)
* cable needle
* stitch holder (or extra piece of yarn)

20 sts/36 rows = 4” in stockinette st on 4.0 mm needles (using wool)

These mittens make a nice matching set with my Irish Moss Toque, also available from Delicious Knits.