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Deep in the Forest Mittens

Knitting
October 2008
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
small, medium, large
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Errata available: tuulia.blogspot.com

I find stranded colorwork fascinating, and wanted to give a pair of stranded mittens a little twist with an asymmetrical, unconventional design. I used two colors for this, but the design is suitable for variegated and semisolid yarns as well (especially for the background).

These mittens are knitted in the round, using DPN’s or circular needles. Sizing is accomplished by changing needle size and gauge. (Gauge listed above is for medium.)

This design features an optional double-thick cuff, a decorative braided edging and asymmetrical stranded knitting. Both sides of mittens are shown in pictures. The tree pattern covers both the top and back of hand of mitten. Because of the asymmetrical design, if you make a mistake (especially in the top half of mitten), no one will know!

Sizes (finished circumference)
small 20.5 cm (8”)
medium 22 cm (8.5”)
large 23 cm (9”)

ERRATA:
Braided edging, row 5: ”…bringing the new color over the old every time you change. The twist created on row 4 will unravel on row 5 if this is done correctly.”

Last pattern update: October 22, 2008 at 11:16pm PT.