Snowmelt Mitts by Jenjoyce Design

Snowmelt Mitts

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in colorwork pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
140 - 160 yards (128 - 146 m)
One size, for average woman's hands, but with suggestions to make smaller or larger.
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When the snow melts in the Sierra Mountain Range of California, the John Muir Trail becomes like a maiden blushing with the sweetest colors in nature, and from the frozen snow emerges delicate beauty to capture one’s heart. From my fondness of the wild alpine landscape in Spring, has emerged these colorwork half-mitts, gauntlets, or mittens.

Mitts to go with Snowmelt Tam. Knit in-the-round Duplicate stitching on the flowers at finish, for beautiful meadow affect. Instruction is for fingerless mitts but included are options for long gauntlets with shaping, and for full mittens.

For Large/XL Mitts use sport-weight yarn aiming for 6-6.5 sts = 1”.

Colorway as shown in Jamiesons Spindrift colors:
Main Color = Natural white 104
Light Green (C1)= Granny Smith 1140
Medium Green (C2) = Moss 147
Light Blue (C3) = Cloud Medium 764
Med Blue (C4) = Teviot 136
Light pink (C5)= Blossom 555
(plus various bits of colors I had in my stash, for accents in duplicate stitch: Sorbet 570, Peony 581, Cardinal Red 323.)