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Hickory Mittens

Knitting
November 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in colorwork
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
430 yards (393 m)
Unisex Adult S (M, L), 8.5” (9.25”, 10”) [21.5 cm (23.5 cm, 25.5 cm)] circumference
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Knit in worsted weight yarn with up to four colors per round, these boldly patterned stranded mittens will keep your hands nice and toasty and provide all the color you need this winter.

SIZE: Unisex S (M, L)

ACTUAL MEASUREMENT: 8.5” (9.25”, 10”) 21.5 cm (23.5 cm, 25.5 cm) circumference, and 10.5” (11.25”, 12”) 27 cm (29 cm, 31 cm) long.

To Fit: Measure around your palm, not including and just above the thumb, with your hand splayed as much as possible. Choose the size that is just larger in circumference than your hand.

GAUGE: 28 (26, 24) stitches and 28 (26, 24) rows = 4” 10cm in colorwork pattern. Finished mitten size is determined by gauge/needle.

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: crochet hook for cast-on (if desired), stitch marker, smooth waste yarn for cast-on and thumbs, cable needle, darning needle.

YARN: Cascade 220, 220 yards 201 meters / 100g, MC1 - 1 skein, MC2 - 50 yards, less than 40 yards each CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4.

This pattern is 7 pages long and contains instructions for necessary techniques. The colorwork portion is charted. 4 sample colorways are given, but I encourage you to dig deep in the stash for all your worsted weight bits and bobs and come up with an exciting colorway of your own.

These mittens are knit in the round from the tubular cast-on on up. They’re a very fun and relatively quick knit, but since they require you to strand up to 4 colors per round, please be familiar with colorwork.

I’ve written a blog posts on color values to help in the aid of yarn selection. See here.