Rowan Mittens by Dagmar Mora

Rowan Mittens

October 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
168 - 337 yards (154 - 308 m)
Women’s S, M and L
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Thick and warm mittens to keep your hands cosy. The stitch pattern is reminiscent of the distinct pinnate leaves of the Rowan tree. Rowan trees display the most vibrant autumn colours, and the name Rowan is thought to come from the proto-Germanic word raudnian, which means “getting red”. What better name for a pair of mittens that will keep you warm on those chilly autumn days!

The sizes are Women’s S, M and L, for hands with a circumference of about 17.5, 19 and 20.5cm / 6 ⅞, 7½ and 8“.

The yarn should be a true aran weight. A worsted weight may knit to the wrong pattern tension, even if the stocking stitch tension works out right. This would result in the finished mitten being too small.

The yardage given above is rounded up to full Wendy Traditional Aran skeins.

The pattern is both fully written and fully charted - the choice is yours!

With lots of thanks to all my wonderful test knitters!

How about a Rowan Cowl to go with the mittens?