Handfasting Mittens by Lanja Sámsdóttir

Handfasting Mittens

September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
153 - 186 yards (140 - 170 m)
8" circumference; between 9"-10" from base of cuff to tip
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Handfasting is a set of 6 mittens with colourwork cuffs. They were originally designed as stashbusters and as such each pair uses approximately one 50 g ball of worsted weight yarn (100-112 m) as the main colour in addition to between 10-35 m of various contrast colours.

Three different ways of positioning the decreases produce the different shapes for the tops of the mittens. As all the mittens contain the same number of stitches, the charts for the cuffs can be mixed and matched.

Instructions are given for lining the mittens. Each pair of liners used between 110-130 m of Kid-Silk Haze but you can try substituting any laceweight yarn.

The patterns assume that you have some experience with mittens in general, and more specifically with working in the round, picking up stitches, stranded colourwork, provisionally casting on, attached i-cord aka i-cord bind-off, and Kitchener stitch (grafting).

Thanks to my testers Typhoo, dentnutter and Robin54!