Polaris by Rebecca Blair
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December 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
38 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
440 yards (402 m)
7.5" around the hand
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These intricately-patterned mittens are a riff on an old Norwegian rose motif. The cuff edge is finished with a wide turned hem, and the back of the hand showcases three interconnected stars. The palm side has a simpler colorwork pattern, and the thumb gusset features a smaller version of the star.

Skills required are: knitting and purling in the round; stranded colorwork; working a yarn over; knitting through the back loop; increasing with kfb; and decreasing with k2tog, ssk, and sk2p. The sample shown was knitted with one skein each of Palette in Jay (MC) and Cream (CC).

(Note that I used almost the entire skein of Jay—have an extra skein handy or shorten the hems if you’re worried about running out.)