Burnham by Leila Raabe
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Burnham

Knitting
November 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Colorwork fabric; relaxed after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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These stranded mittens feature two different motifs and can be worn with either side on the tops of your hands. For ease of working, the pattern refers to a specific Left and Right Mitten, though the fit is interchangeable depending on which side you feel like wearing “up”. Latvian braids centered over the ribbed cuff add a unique detail to this classic mitten shape with a side-gore thumb.

Yarn

2 skeins (1 per color) of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; fingering weight; 275 yards/50g)
Dominant Color (DC): 75 yards (shown in Meteorite)
Background Color (BC): 145 yards (shown in Woodsmoke)

Gauge

8 stitches and 8 rounds = 1” in stranded colorwork (worked in the round), after blocking

Needles

One set of DPNs (or a long circular, if using the Magic Loop Method) in size needed to obtain gauge listed above (Sugg. US 3/3¼ mm)
One set of DPNs (or long circular) two sizes smaller than Gauge Needle (sugg. US 1/2¼ mm)

Finished Dimensions

7½” hand circumference; 9¾” length from base of cuff to fingertips
Dimensions taken after blocking

Skill Level

3 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.