Baltic Mittens by Verena Zeilinger

Baltic Mittens

February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in twisted ribbing
US 7 - 4.5 mm
208 - 287 yards (190 - 262 m)
S, M, L
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These fingerless mittens are worked in the round and feature a prominent slipstitch pattern that covers your hands with little stars. Using two strands of a fingering weight yarn held together for MC and a lace-weight-mohairyarn held double opens a variety of colourcombinations. Use similar shades of yarn colours for both MC and CC to gain the desired pattern effect or be brave and try a more spotted version. The pattern contains 3 sizes (S,M,L) and instructions for the ribbing and the slipstitch pattern. Enjoy!

MATERIALS: 1 x 4.5mm/ US 7 circular needles or double pointed needles (choose preferred method!)
1 x marker (for beginning of round)
1 x tapestry needle

YARN: MC: Fingering Weight Yarn & CC: Lace-Weight Mohair Yarn
Both MC and CC held double!
For choosing yarns, I recommend using similar shades of colours for both MC and CC, to get the desired pattern/colour effect.
If you want to use a heavier weight yarn instead of 2 strands of lighter weight yarn, I recommend using a DK or Worsted Weight Yarn, which gives you the correct gauge. Note: If you’ll use DK or Worsted Weight Yarn, you’ll need just about the half of the given amount of yarn.

Yarn shown in pictures:
Mittens in size S:
MC: Holst Garn Supersoft – Clover Leaf & Cossack held together – about 24g
or 137m/150.6yds
CC: Lana Grossa Silkhair – 071 (orange) - about 6g or 50.2m/54.9yds
Mittens in size M:
MC: Holst Garn Supersoft – Ember & Jasper held together – about 30g or 173m/189yds
CC: Lana Grossa Silkhair – 005 (blue) held double – about 7g or 59m/64yds
Mittens in size L:
MC: Holst Garn Supersoft – Tobbacco & Coffee held together – about 34g or 195m/213yds
CC: Lana Grossa Silkhair – 065 (green) held double – about 8g or 67m/73yds

GAUGE: 7sts x 5rows = 2.5cm/1in in twisted ribbing

SKILLS: twisted ribbing, slipstitch (both explained in pattern)

MEASUREMENTS (after blocking):
Sizes S/M/L
Circumference of Ribbing: approx. 14/15/16cm or 5.5/5.9/6.3in
Circumference of Thumb: approx. 7/8/9cm or 2.8/2/3.5in
Length: approx. 21cm or 8.3in (all sizes have the same length!)