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Chawton Mittens

November 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
45 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in charted colourwork
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 600 yards (274 - 549 m)
Women's Medium
This pattern is available for download for $5.50.

Price above refers to the digital version of the SINGLE pattern.

These colorwork mittens feature cameos—those most classic Regency silhouettes—of a young lady and her fine gentleman gazing at each other. The silhouettes are framed with cabled ovals, worked with the contrasting color against the main/background color. The cables give an unexpected hint of texture to the stockinette-stitch mittens and add a little extra challenge for the knitter. In the background are diamond and stripe patterns inspired by historical wallpaper patterns. A deep cuff of twisted-stitch ribbing keeps the mittens snug and practical.

FINISHED SIZE: 7 1⁄2” hand circumference and 91⁄2” long. To fit a woman’s medium.

YARN: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering (100% wool; 310 yd 283 m/50 g): #117 winter blue (MC) and #730 natural (CC), 1 skein each.

NEEDLES: Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn) or circular (cir) for magic loop. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS: Small cable needle (cn); waste yarn to be used as a stitch holder; tapestry needle.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Knitting & purling; working in the round; stranded 2-color knitting; cables; lifted increases; decreases; reading charts. (Colorwork portion is provided in chart form only.)

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