Southwest Mystery Mittens by Jenise Hope

Southwest Mystery Mittens

August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 000 - 1.5 mm
US 4/0 - 1.25 mm
200 yards (183 m)
ladies sm - xl, with custom sizing options explained
This pattern is available for C$5.00 CAD buy it now

Welcome to the Southwest Mystery Mitten KAL! MKAL chat thread is located here. More details about the MKAL can be found there.

Traditional geometric weaving patterns can translate beautifully into knitting! The technical requirements of how you use color are similar in both crafts, and can meld back and forth. Inspired by some striking items, I set out to make (knit) mittens using strong and modern colors placed into old shapes. The result is fun and fresh!

Please note: the first “hint” is due to come out on October 14, 2014. The pattern will be uploaded in 4 parts, one per week. At the end, the complete pattern will be uploaded
Krista from RainCityKnits has a kit made up for this MKAL, available here as the full kit, and here as the lite version. If you want to join in with the kit, don’t buy the pattern as it comes free with the kit :)

This is a pair of mittens, in colorwork. You will need four colors. The smaller size needle is for the cuff. They use “Armenian style colorwork” and have a tutorial showing how. They are close fitting, and include instructions showing how to make the width the exact size you need.

Don’t like mysterys, do like KALs? I have some photos available on Pinterest here. (please don’t share them on Ravelry, for the sake of those who want the MKAL to remain a mystery for themselves)