Frost Mittens by Allison O'Mahony
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Frost Mittens

September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Snowflake patt on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
218 - 327 yards (199 - 299 m)
8.25 (9)" outer circumference, 7.25 (8)" inner circumference, and 10.5 (11.5)" long

The Frost Mittens, inspired by classic Scandinavian motifs, feature a large Nordic star, bands of colorwork, and an optional lining for extra warmth. Worked in Icelandic Léttlopi, these mittens will keep your fingers toasty from the winter solstice to the spring equinox.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 8.25 (9)“ outer circumference, 7.25 (8)” inner circumference, and 10.5 (11.5)“ long. Mittens shown measure 9” outer circumference.

Yarn Ístex Léttlopi (100% Icelandic wool): #9419 ocean blue (MC), 2 balls; #0086 light beige heather (CC1), 1 ball; #9434 crimson red (CC2), 1 (2) ball(s).

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; removable m; stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 23 sts and 24 rnds = 4” in Snowflake patt on larger needles; 20 sts and 29 rnds = 4” in St st on smaller needles.

Note These mittens are worked from the cuff up with thumb gussets. The outer mitten is worked first, then stitches are picked up around the inside of the cuff and the lining is worked in the opposite direction. Once completed, the lining is tucked into the outer mitten.