Björt Light Mittens by Simone Kereit

Björt Light Mittens

December 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in both stranded colorwork and stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 160 yards (137 - 146 m)
8½ (10)” / 21.5 (25.5) cm palm circumference
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The second Lettlopi pattern from the Topdown Mitten collection!
These can also easily be knit with leftovers from your Björt coat and are, like the other patterns in the collection, worked top down like a toe up sock!

The Björt Light Mittens are warm and cozy and are worked from the fingertips down to the cuff, like a toe up sock: no sewing or seaming required!

This way you can try them on as you go, you can make sure the thumb is in the right spot (move it up a few rounds if you have shorter fingers or palm) and you can make the cuff as long as you want!

Note:To adjust fit for larger or longer than average hands, simply work a few plain rounds before starting colorwork; and work more plain rounds before beginning cuff, and more rounds for the thumb. The thumb is purposefully made wide, so there most likely should be no need to adjust the stitches for the thumb.

Istex Lettlopi (100% Icelandic Wool; 109 yards / 100
m per 50 g/ 1.75 oz skein)
1 skein mc, and less than 1 skein cc1, cc2, cc3
or approx.
(mc) 90 yds / 82 m
(cc1) 35 yds / 32 m
(cc2) 25 yds / 23 m
(cc3) 15 yds / 14 m
Sample shown in (mc) 0051 White, (cc1) 1418 Straw,
(cc2) eggplant purple, and (cc3) 9431 Brick heather

US 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs or needle for preferred method
of working small circumference in the round.

22 st and 24 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in stranded colorwork
and stockinette st

Finished Size
8½ (10)” / 21.5 (25.5) cm circumference and 7” / 18
cm to start of cuff.
Approx 9½“ / 24 cm long from tip to cuff
to fit hand circumference of up to 8½ (10)” / 21.5
(25.5) cm

1 stitch holder or waste yarn for thumb stitches
4 removable stitch markers (2 for EoR /increases, 2
for thumb gusset)
darning needle

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