Marrakech Mittens by Sari Nordlund

Marrakech Mittens

June 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 19 rows = 2 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
273 - 284 yards (250 - 260 m)
average adult female
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The geometric design of these mittens was inspired by decorative Moroccan tiles. The pattern is charted and knitted in two colors using the stranded knitting technique. Use high contrast yarns for statement mittens or more muted colors for a subtler look. The mittens are knitted from cuff through thumb gusset shaping and up to the fingers. The cuffs have nice details including two-color garter stitch, slipped stitch tweed and a picot edge, all which are explained in the pattern. The mittens are suitable for knitters who have some experience with stranded knitting as well as for adventurous beginners.

main color: 135 m or 148 yards of sport-weight yarn
contrasting color: 116 m or 127 yards of sport-weight yarn
Sample knit with Garnstudio DROPS Baby Merino (100% merino wool; 175 m or 191 yards per 50 g) with shade #02 Off white as main color and shade #13 Navy blue as contrasting color.

for the cuff: a set of 2.5mm - US size 1 ½ DPNs (or a 60 cm circular needle if you prefer to knit with Magic Loop Method like me)
for the charted section: a set of 3.0mm - US size 2 ½ DPNs (or a 60 cm circ. needle, see note above)

16 st and 19 rows = 5cm (2 “)

To fit comfortably an average adult hand (women) 19 cm (7.5 “) hand circumference; 26.5 cm (10.5 “) from picot edge to finger tips

The mittens are knit from the bottom up in a round, one at a time.