Songbird Mittens by Erica Heusser

Songbird Mittens

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
300 - 320 yards (274 - 293 m)
Women's medium
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This nature-inspired pattern is recommended for intermediate-level knitters who have experience with stranding and working from charts.

Size: Women’s medium
Yarn: Fingering or sock weight yarn in two contrasting colors. The mittens require approximately 160 yards of each
Needles: US size 2 (2.75mm) or size needed to obtain gauge - You may use DPNs or a circular needle if using Magic Loop method
Gauge: 10 stitches and 10 rows = 1”
Notions: Waste yarn, darning needle, stitch marker (optional)
Finished measurements: Approximately 10” in length and 8” circumference around the fingers

The following skills are required:
• Long-tail cast-on
• Knitting in the round using DPNs or the Magic Loop method
• Two-color stranding
• Basic increases (make one stitch)
• Basic decreases (K2tog, SSK)
• Backward loop cast-on
• Picking up stitches

Thank you to my test knitters, Kniesknits, 2knitfast, and KateStories, for their time, work, and thoughtful feedback. Also, many thanks to JanetWelsh, craig, and kidknits for proofreading the pattern and offering their helpful suggestions.