Azurite Mittens by Sonja Bargielowska
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Azurite Mittens

Knitting
August 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
175 - 219 yards (160 - 200 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These mittens will keep your hands warm and toasty all winter long. Blacker Yarns Gotland DK has a beautiful halo after blocking which traps warm air to make the mittens extra snug.

The horizontal ribbed cuff for Azurite is worked flat from a provisional cast on. Ends are joined with a 3 needle bind off. Stitches are picked up along one edge of the cuff and the rest of the mitten is worked in the round with a gusset for the thumb. The stranded colourwork section is charted, but may simply be omitted if a simpler mitten is preferred.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length: 28 cm / 11 inches

Circumference: 19 cm / 7.5 inches

YARN
Blacker Yarns Gotland, DK (100% wool, 110 metres / 119 yards per 50g)

MC: Shower; 1 ball
CC A: Mist; 1 ball
CC B: Lightning; 1 ball

DIFFICULTY
Four out of Five

Techniques include: Crochet Provisional Cast On, Three Needle Bind Off, picking up stitches, knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, stranded colourwork, Kitchener Stitch

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
3.75mm (US 5, UK 9) DPNs or long circular needle for Magic Loop Technique

If using Magic Loop, one additional needle to work Three Needle Bind Off

3 stitch markers
Smooth waste yarn
Darning needle

GAUGE
21 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches measured over Stocking Stitch

Always use a needle size which results in the correct gauge after blocking