Celtic Inspired Mittens by Janet Welsh Knits
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Celtic Inspired Mittens

Knitting
August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10.5 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
200 - 230 yards (183 - 210 m)
One size - Woman's Medium
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For years I’ve been drawn to Celtic designs. I love how the lines flow. These mittens came to mind as I studied different Celtic patterns and considered how they could merge with colourwork mittens.

Degree of Difficulty
This pattern is suitable for an intermediate knitter with some experience working with charts and knitting in the round.

Size
Women’s medium

Techniques used in pattern:
• Stranded colourwork
• Knitting in the round
• Knitting from a chart
• Casting on
• Corrugated ribbing
• Increase stitches (make one left and make one right)
• Decrease stitches (Slip, slip, knit and knit two together)
• Kitchener stitch

Materials:
Knit Picks Palette fingering weight yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 231 yards/50 grams)
• 1 ball main colour (MC) in Cream; 1 ball contrast colour (CC) in Garnet Heather

Needles: set of 5, 2.25 mm (US#1) double-pointed needles (DPNs); or one 2.25 mm (US#1), 100 cm (40 inch) long circular needle, if you prefer to use the Magic Loop method, or size needed to get gauge.
Tapestry needle for finishing.
Length of smooth, contrasting colour waste yarn to hold thumb stitches.

Gauge
10.5 stitches and 11 rows/ 2.54 cm (1 inch) over stranded pattern, knit in the round.
Knitting to a tighter or looser gauge will result in a smaller or larger mitten.

Finished Measurements
19 cm (7.5 inches) circumference around fingers
28 cm (11 inches) from bottom of cuff to top of fingers; 20.25 cm (8 inches) from wrist to top of fingers

Note: This pattern uses 80 stitches around the wrist and the top of the hand.