Jewel Beetle Mittens by Odessa Reichel

Jewel Beetle Mittens

July 2012
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4 inches across palm and 8 1/2 inches long
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These mittens are inspired by the oil slick sheen of the Jewel Beetle. With organic shapes based on the insect’s form they show off rich yarns well. They start with a corrugated rib cuff, have an afterthought thumb and are grafted together at the top.

These mittens take 1 skein each of 2 colors of Malabrigo Rios - shown in
MC - #63 Natural
CC - #866 Arco Iris