Multi-Pane Mittens by Carolyn Kern

Multi-Pane Mittens

April 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Colorwork
US 5 - 3.75 mm
175 yards (160 m)
8-1/2" [21.5 cm] circumference
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My goal with this design was to create an easy stranded colorwork pattern for a mitten. I began with corrugated ribbing and carried on with many more rectangles in stranded colorwork… reminding me of windows with many panes…

This pattern was designed for those with previous experience knitting small diameters in the round on double-pointed or two-circular needles, or using the Magic Loop method. There are step by step instructions for the “afterthought” type thumb.

Finished Measurements
8½” (21.5 cm) circumference and 9¾” (25 cm] overall length (sized to fit most women)

Yarn Required
Worsted weight yarn
90 yd 82 m Color A
85 yd 78 m Color B

Sample Yarn
Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (100% Fine Highland Wool; 123 yd (112 m), 50 g)
Color A: No. 1310 Cranberry Compote, 1 skein
Color B: No. 1319 Quartz Crystal, 1 skein

- Size US 5 (3.75 m)] needles (two circular or set of double-pointed)

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Many knitters find they need to size up when working stranded colorwork.

You may find my popular Two-Handed Stranded Colorwork Tutorial helpful if you are new to colorwork.

And do check out my new 3 part tutorial on the afterthought thumb: Part 1: The Forethought, Part 2: The Pick-Up & Part 3: The Thumb & More.