Björt Mittens by Simone Kereit

Björt Mittens

December 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in both stranded colorwork and stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
145 - 160 yards (133 - 146 m)
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

Björt means bright in Icelandic and to knit and wear these is pure happiness!

Especially right now around the winter solstice and the darkest, shortest day of the year, everyone can use a bit of extra brightness in their lives!

Make these happy little mittens with leftover yarn from your Alafosslopi Björt coat!

And if you already own the coat pattern, these mittens will automatically show up as only $2 after adding them to your shopping cart!

The Björt Mittens are big and cozy and are worked top down from the fingertips to the cuff, like a toe up sock!
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!

Istex Álafoss lopi (100% Icelandic Wool; 109 yards / 100 m per 100 g/ 3.5 oz skein)
1 skein mc, and less than 1 skein cc1, cc2, cc3
or approx.
(mc) 80 yds / 73 m
(cc1) 20 yds / 18 m
(cc2) 30 yds / 27 m
(cc3) 15 yds / 14 m

Sample shown in (mc) 9965 Chartreuse Green Heather, (cc1) 9961 Bordeaux Heather, (cc2) 9969 Fuchsia Heather, and (cc3) 1235 Ray of Light

US 8 (5 mm) DPNs or needle for preferred method of working small circumference in the round.

16 st and 20 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in stranded color-work and stockinette st

Finished Size
9” / 23 cm circumference and 5½“ / 14 cm to start of cuff.
Approx 11” / 28 cm long from tip to cuff

1 stitch holder or waste yarn for thumb stitches
4 removable stitch markers
darning needle

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