Björtlett Mittens by Simone Kereit

Björtlett 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
140 - 160 yards (128 - 146 m)
8½ (10)” / 21.5 (25.5) cm finished palm circumference
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Worked top down like a toe up sock!

The Björtlett 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!

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

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) 95 yds / 87 m
(cc1) 25 yds / 23 m
(cc2) 30 yds / 27 m
(cc3) 20 yds / 18 m
Sample shown in (mc) 0005 Black Heather, (cc1)
9423 Lagoon Heather, (cc2) 0054 Light Ash Heather,
and (cc3) 1409 Garnet Red 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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