Firenze Mittens by Elizabeth Elliott

Firenze Mittens

November 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
255 yards (233 m)
S: 7"/18cm circumference, 6.9"/17.5cm length from tip to base of hand; L: 8"/20cm circumference, 7.7"/19.5cm length
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Inspired by the textiles of the Italian Renaissance, the Firenze mittens come in two sizes, with separate charts for each size. The mittens have a Scandinavian thumb and braiding on the cuffs, and are finished with a three-needle bind off. A matching cowl pattern is also available; both patterns can be made with 1x50g and 1x20g of each colour of the recommended yarn.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3-ply (225m/246yd per 50g), 123 yds/113 m each of MC & CC1, 5 yds CC2 for braid, plus enough for swatching.

Small sample: MC = Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere), Charcoal; CC1 = Eden (100% merino), Sage; CC2 = Eden, Fawn.

Large sample: MC = Nirvana, Sand; CC1 = Eden, Sage; CC2 = Eden, Curry).

Needles: US2/2.75mm or size needed to get gauge, in preferred needle type for small circumference in the round

Notions: 3 stitch markers, scrap yarn, yarn/tapestry needle for weaving in ends