Luck and Love Mittens by Janet Welsh Knits

Luck and Love Mittens

May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 10.5 rows = 1 inch
in Stranded pattern, knit in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Women's Small, Medium and Large
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These mittens are inspired by the heart shapes found in the four-leaf clover, traditionally thought to bring good luck. This design is a tribute to those who are lucky to find love.

Degree of Difficulty
This pattern is suitable for an intermediate knitter with some experience working with charts and knitting in the round. Designer tips are provided for those who are new to stranded colourwork.

Instructions are written for a women’s small hand with medium and large in brackets. Mittens pictured in top two pictures were knit with the instructions for size large.

Finished Measurements
Circumference around fingers: 18.3 cm/7.2 inches; 19.3 cm/7.6 inches; 20.3 cm/8 inches
Bottom of cuff to top of fingers: 25.9 cm/10.2 inches; 27.3 cm/10.8 inches; 30.7 cm/12.1 inches
Wrist to top of fingers: 18.9 cm/7.4 inches; 19.8 cm/7.8 inches; 21.8 cm/8.6 inches

Techniques used in pattern:
• Stranded colourwork
• Knitting in the round
• Knitting from a chart
• Latvian Braid
• Increase stitches (make one left and make one right)
• Decrease stitches (Slip, slip, knit and knit two together)
• Kitchener stitch

Knit Picks Palette fingering weight yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 231 yards/50 grams)
• 1 ball main colour (MC) in Oyster Heather; 1 ball contrast colour (CC) in Shire Heather

Needles: set of 5, 2.25 mm (US#1) double-pointed needles (DPNs); or one 2.25 mm (US#1), 100 cm (40 inch) long circular needle, if you prefer to use the Magic Loop method, or size needed to get gauge.

Tapestry needle for finishing.

Length of smooth, contrasting colour waste yarn to hold thumb stitches.

10 stitches and 10.5 rows/ 2.54 cm (1 inch) over stranded pattern, knit in the round.
Knitting to the correct gauge is important to achieving the finished measurements noted above.

Note: This pattern uses 72, 76 or 80 stitches around the wrist and the top of the hand.