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Flocked Mittens

Knitting
January 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stranded
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
S (M, L)
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Inspired by flocked wallpaper and ornate fabrics, these mittens have large areas of color, so are suited to both bold and subtle color combinations. Optional Swiss darned accents add a fanciful touch. The single-color braid adds texture without detracting from the bold patterning. The picot hem
is a delicate addition and may be substituted with a plain turned hem for more rustic types. Mittens are lined with soft and cozy wool and silk.

Different sizes are achieved through different gauges, so please note that you don’t need all three needle sizes.

SIZE: S (M, L)
TO FIT: 7.5” (8.25”, 9”) 19 cm (21 cm, 23 cm) palm circumference. If you are between sizes, knit
the closer size. If you wish to forgo the lining, choose the size that is approximately 1/2” larger in circumference
than your hand.
ACTUAL MEASUREMENT: 8.5” (9.25”, 10”) 21.5 cm (23.5 cm, 25.5 cm) circumference, and
9.5” (10”, 11”) 24 cm (25.5 cm, 28 cm) long.
GAUGE: 28 (26, 24) sts. and 30 (28, 26) rows = 4” 10cm in colorwork pattern. Gauge is critical for
proper fit!
NEEDLES: 3 (4, 5) US 3.25 (3.5, 3.75) mm, or size needed to get gauge. Pattern may be knit on
double points, a long circular for magic loop, or on 2 circulars.
NOTIONS: stitch marker, scrap yarn for holding stitches, darning needle.
YARN: Outer for gold/blue mittens - Quince & Co. Lark, 134 yards 123 meters / 50g, MC - 2 skeins in Honey, CC - 1
skein in Glacier. Lining - Quince & Co. Tern in Kelp, 221 yards 201 meters / 50g, 1 skein. Swiss
darned stitches - 10” worsted weight for each stitch Cascade 220 in burnt orange is shown.

Outer for blue/brown mittens - Quince & Co. Lark, 134 yards 123 meters / 50g, MC - 2 skeins in Glacier, CC - 1
skein in Bark. Lining - Quince & Co. Tern in Kelp, 221 yards 201 meters / 50g, 1 skein. Swiss
darned stitches - 10” worsted weight for each stitch Cascade 220 in dark red is shown.

I have taken photos of some really lovely Lark color combinations, grouped here in a Flickr set. This is not, by any means, all of the beautiful color combinations possible.