Jadis Mittens by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Jadis Mittens

October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded Chart A
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 246 yards (183 - 225 m)
small, medium
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Inspired by Selbu mittens, these are a fun way to use two balls (or add odds and ends of other colors too!) of yarn from your oddments box. In true oddments fashion, the mittens begin with a provisional cast-on at the wrist so that the hand can be finished before moving on to the cuff. If you find there isn’t enough yardage, you can add a third and even fourth color to complete the cuff and personalize them even further. Weighing your yarn before starting is always recommended when you have limited amounts of yarn. Complete both hands and thumbs before moving on to the cuffs.

Pattern includes written and charted instructions which are meant to be used in conjunction with one another. The color changes are charted only.

Read on about my project! This is the ninth pattern in an eBook subscription.

One knitter.

One box of yarn.

Endless possibilities.

Welcome to my oddments project! Everyone has them: stray balls and skeins of yarn here and there. They’re different weights and different colors. Definitely not a sweater’s worth of anything, let alone a shawl’s worth or a pair of socks. You can’t imagine what to do with them, but you don’t want to throw them away. Well, I’m no different; Kathy Elkins of WEBS sent me a box of yarn to swatch. It stared at me reproachfully and demanded my respect: riches of wool, silk, alpaca and other blends. And an idea kept niggling at my mind (for a couple of years, no less). And so I finally gave in.

This is my project: to use this box of yarn and to respect the fiber. The rules are simple: I use what’s in the box, no matter the weight and the color, no matter what the fiber content is (luckily for me, there’s some really nice stuff). I can add buttons and other little embellishments, but that’s it. I may not go out and buy other yarn or beg Kathy for anything else. I have 18 balls of yarn and my imagination. There will be 15-18 projects. Some will be easy to dream up. Others? Not so much! But fun knitting for you, all the same!

The patterns for this eBook will be delivered to subscribers within a subscription period ending November 15, 2014. There is no specific delivery time for each pattern, but look for the first pattern in mid November 2013. All patterns will have charts (if needed) and written instructions, and you will be able to make them out of oddments. These are small projects, not big ones: the perfect size for an evening or two of knitting in front of the fire or sitting on the porch sipping a lemonade! So…knitters: pull out those oddments!