Gloaming Mittens by Leila Raabe
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Gloaming Mittens

Knitting
March 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stranded Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
215 yards (197 m)
8" hand circumference, 11.5" length
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These classic colorwork mittens offer a great canvas for playing with color! We were drawn to a tone-on-tone combination of natural browns and greys, but brighter and more colorful combinations are also enticing. Although 4 colors are required for the pattern, you will only ever be working with 2 colors on any given round. Beginning with a ribbed hem, the mittens are worked circularly from the bottom up and feature a side-gore thumb.

Yardage

• Color 1 (C1): Pumpernickel; approximately 60 yards
• Color 2 (C2): Woodsmoke; approximately 55 yards
• Color 3 (C3): Truffle Hunt; approximately 50 yards
• Color 4 (C4): Stormcloud; approximately 50 yards

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g) fingering-weight wool yarn

Gauge

8 stitches & 8 rounds = 1” in 2-color circular stranded Stockinette with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Needles

One set of Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) or long circular (if working Magic Loop Method) in size needed to obtain colorwork gauge listed
Suggested Size: US 3 (3¼ mm)

Finished Dimensions

8” hand circumference, 11½” length from base of ribbed hem to fingertip, 2¼” thumb length

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note, the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.