Bracken Mitts by Helen Gray Designs
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Bracken Mitts

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in stranded pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
One size to fit woman's hand circumference 7 - 7.5 inches (18-19 cm)
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Perfect for fall, these little fair isle mitts are knit in shades of rust, brown and cream, with flashes of purple and orange, set against a background of turquoise blue. They have a thumb gusset and there are charts for left and right hands. One size to fit woman’s hand circumference 7-7.5 inches (18-19 cm).

A great stash-buster, the mitts call for small amounts of fingering weight yarn in two main shades along with 5 contrast shades. The finished mitts together weigh approximately 26g.

Suitable for knitters who are comfortable knitting stranded colour work in the round.

Yarns used: J C Rennie’s Supersoft Lambswool 4ply, with a small amount of Rowan Fine Tweed.

The pdf pattern has 5 pages:

  • Page 1 - Introduction and materials
  • Page 2 - Notes on yarn dominance and black and white charts
  • Page 3 - Written instructions and abbreviations
  • Page 4 - Colour charts for left and right hands with thumb gusset
  • Page 5 - Pattern Notes and Techniques

The pattern has been test knitted and tech edited.