Parson by Michele Wang


November 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Stranded colorwork
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
190 yards (174 m)
7¼" hand circumference; 9" length from base of cuff to fingertips
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These stranded mittens feature graphic diamond shapes on the top of hand and an allover chevron pattern on the palm. Worked in a pair of classic greys, they are sure to go with just about any color in your wardrobe. Thumbs are shaped via a side gore construction for a snug, anatomical fit. When you have increased to the full amount of thumb stitches you will place this section waste yarn, returning later to work the thumb separately from the rest of the hand portion.


Mittens are worked in the round from the bottom up.


Dominant Color (DC): 75 yards
Background Color (BC): 115 yards


2 skeins (1 per color) of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; fingering weight; 275 yards/50g)
Shown in Soot (DC) and Snowbound (BC)


8 stitches and 8 rounds = 1” in stranded colorwork (worked in the round), after blocking


One set of DPNs (or a long circular, if using the Magic Loop Method) in size needed to obtain gauge listed above (Sugg. US 3/3¼ mm)
One set of DPNs (or long circular) each two and three sizes smaller than Gauge Needle (sugg. US 1/2¼ mm & US 0/2mm)

Finished Dimensions

7¼“ hand circumference; 9” length from base of cuff to fingertips
Dimensions taken after blocking

Skill Level

3 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.