Arrowhead Mittens by Alexis Winslow

Arrowhead Mittens

Knitting
January 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in circular colorwork pattern; before & after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
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Alexis Winslow’s stranded mittens feature graphic arrow motifs scaling their length. Worked in a firm, 2-color fabric, the mittens are both warm and refined. Instructions have been included to allow the wrist length to be customized for a shorter or longer mitten. Choose two colors with a high value contrast for a bold, graphic effect as shown, or lessen the contrast for a more understated look.


CONSTRUCTION

  • Mittens are worked circularly from wrist to fingertip, after the completion of the Twisted Hem (worked flat); The top of each mitten is decreased, then gathered with yarn tail to close.
  • A side thumb gusset is shaped as you work the first half of mitten; when the target number of thumb stitches have been reached, you will place these stitches onto waste yarn and resume knitting remainder of mitten.
  • You will return to the held stitches to work Thumb separately.

MATERIALS
Approximately 145 yards of Background Color (“BC”) and 110 yards of Dominant Color (“DC”) fingering-weight wool yarn
1 skein in each color of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in Postcard (BC) & Pumpernickel (DC)
Note: A second pair of mittens can be made with leftover yarn, if colors are reversed.

GAUGE
Working & Finished Gauge: 34 stitches & 40 rounds = 4” in circular colorwork pattern; before and after blocking

NEEDLES
One set of DPNs (or long circular, if knitting with Magic Loop Method) in size needed to obtain gauge listed above
Suggested Size: US 1 (2¼ mm)

SIZE
Average Adult Female; to fit hand circumferences 6¾ - 7½“

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
7½“ hand circumference (not including thumb gusset), 11” long from base of hem to fingertip (with adjustable length instructions provided at wrist)

SKILL LEVEL
2 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.