June Mittens by Kate Gagnon Osborn

June Mittens

Knitting
June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
450 yards (411 m)
10.75” (27.25 cm) total length, 8” (20.25 cm) circumference.
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The June Mittens are here, and this design is definitely my favorite pair thus far! The June Mittens feature stranded colorwork and showcase a nice variety of banded and all-over patterns.

The mittens begin with a provisional cast on followed by a folded cuff, then the body is worked in a series of geometric colorwork patterns.

Much like the Bohus mittens we published in May, the June Mittens use a larger amount of the main color and smaller quantities of three contrast colors so they are perfect for using up leftover yarn from previous mittens. We are also providing two totally different colorway options for you with both charts included in the pattern.

The mittens use approximately 20 grams of CC1, and 10 grams each of CC2 and CC3.

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN:
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein).
Version One:
st. bees’ beach (MC), buttermere (CC1), dodd wood (CC2), yew tree (CC3), 1 skein each.
Version Two:
scaffel pike (MC), cowberry (CC1), hadrian’s wall (CC2), castlerigg (CC3), 1 skein each.
GAUGE: 30 sts and 37 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in colorwork patt, after blocking.
NEEDLES:
1 - set US 0 (2 mm) dpns.
1 - set US 1 (2.25 mm) dpns.
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle.
SIZE: 10.75” (27.25 cm) total length, 8” (20.25 cm) circumference.
SKILLS: Provisional cast on, colorwork from charts.

USEFUL TIPS:
• For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
• For a tutorial on working the provisional cast on, visit our tutorial here.
• For a tutorial on picking up stitches from waste yarn, visit our tutorial here.
• For a tutorial on working the folded cuff, visit our tutorial here.