Snowman mitts by Lea Bronnenkant
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Snowman mitts

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September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork (for size medium)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
100 - 200 yards (91 - 183 m)
small - medium - large (see notes below on sizing)

Looking for the cutest winter mittens? This pattern is for you. The mitts are made all in the round with a thumb gusset. The colorwork is charted only but the pattern contains a lot of written explanations about the structure of the mittens and how to use the charts. There are 2 charts for a mirrored image.

Skill level: intermediate.

Techniques: knit/purl in the round, increase, stranded colorwork.

Yarn: The sample was made in Florencia yarn. But any worsted weight yarn will work fine too. For size small you may prefer using a light worsted weight yarn. Make sure there is enough contrast between main color and contrasting color for optimal result.

Main color (MC): 80-100 yards.
Contrasting color (CC): 80-100 yards.

Small (S) = to fit 6 to 7.5” (15-19 cm) around hand.
Medium (M) = to fit 7 to 8.5” (17.5-21.5 cm) around hand.
Large (L) = to fit 8 to 10” (20-25.5 cm) around hand.

S: 24 stitches x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stranded colorwork (size US 6/4 mm needles).
M: 22 stitches x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stranded colorwork (size US 7/4.5 mm needles).
L: 18 stitches x 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stranded colorwork (size US 8/5 mm needles).

Needle sizes are a suggestion, always use the size that gives you gauge.
Note that stranded colorwork is not very stretchy.

Tools: Size US 6/4 mm, US 7/4.5 mm or US 8/5mm double pointed needles (or long circular needle if you prefer magic loop) or size to get gauge; tapestry needle; scissors; 2 stitch markers; stitch holder or small length of waste yarn.