Spiral Twill Mittens
Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “These spunky sets knit up quickly in stitch patterns that resemble woven twill and basketweave. Combining two yarns adds visual interest. Both hats are worked downward from the I-cord “knot,” and the crowns are shaped with spiral increases. The twill hat fits like a beret and is edged with I-cord that is worked as the body stitches are bound off. Looser fitting, the basketweave hat has a rolled edge. Both mitten styles are ambidextrous.”
Finished Size: 7½” (19 cm) around and 9½” (24 cm) long, including cuffs.
- Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair; 190 yd (174 m)/100 g): #M65 sapphire (MC), 1 skein.
- Brown Sheep Wildfoote (75% washable wool, 25% nylon; 215 yd (197 m)/50 g): #sy03 brilliant bouquet (CC), 1 skein.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium, #1 - Super Fine
Gauge: 16 sts and 18 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Twill pattern with both yarns on size 10½ (6.5 mm) needles
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn); Size 10½ (6.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Cable needle (cn); marker (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 1998