Pinion by Veronik Avery


February 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 51 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch with Gauge Needles, after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
220 yards (201 m)
8" hand circumference; 10" length from cuff to fingertip
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These colorblock mittens are like a knitted jigsaw puzzle. Worked sideways in garter stitch with a simple intarsia technique, the graphic garter stripes create a staggered, interlocking pattern on the hand. A decorative seam is used at the center of the palm, while cuff and thumb are worked circularly as “afterthoughts”. We chose a tonal combination of greys for our sample, but can think of plenty of tempting color combinations that would look just as fetching.


  • Mittens are worked flat and seamed mid-palm and at the top using a Joinery Bind Off.
  • Thumb placement is established using waste yarn as you knit; stitches are picked up to work the thumbs in the round.
  • The cuff is picked up after mitten is complete and worked circularly in garter stitch.

3 colors of fingering weight wool yarn
1 skein each in 3 colors of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)in the following amounts:
Color A: 1 skein 155 yards
Color B: 1 skein 35 yards
Color C: 1 skein 50 yards
Photographed in colors Cast Iron (A), Soot (B) and Sweatshirt (C)

Finished Gauge:
24½ stitches & 51 rows = 4” in garter stitch with Gauge Needles, after blocking

Gauge Needle:
One pair of straight needles (or circular, if preferred) and one set of Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

8” hand circumference; 10” length from cuff to fingertip

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