Dryas Mittens by Heather Storta

Dryas Mittens

August 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1550 yards (1417 m)
One Size
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These Norwegian-style mittens feature an 8-petaled flower, thus Dryas (for the Norwegian dryas octopetala flower) seemed fitting as a name. The cuff features a contrasting color in a checkered pattern, which leads into the floral colorwork in the hands. The thumb is a straight thumb, but with colorwork to mimic a gusseted thumb opening. In other Norwegian-style mittens with straight cuffs that I have made in the past, I’ve always disliked the drafts that would breeze in from underneath; therefore, I’ve designed these mittens with a second ribbed cuff layer to keep out those pesky drafts. Worked with a kid mohair/silk lace yarn held together with the working yarn, these mittens are guaranteed to be cozy and draft-free!