Deep in the Forest Mittens by Tuulia Salmela

Deep in the Forest Mittens

October 2008
Light Fingering ?
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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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”)

Last pattern update: October 7, 2016.