Sprigs and Berries by Tasha Moss
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Sprigs and Berries

Knitting
March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
XS, S, M, L
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Sprigs and Berries is a fun unisex mitten pattern that combines two of my favorite things: stranded motifs and stripes. You’ll love the slightly rustic look of this design in the gorgeous, tweedy shades of Brooklyn Tweed Loft. Your mittens will be warm yet light as a feather.

With two color palettes and four sizes to choose from, there’s something for everyone to love! This ten-page pattern includes all you need for your mittens:

  • 4 sizes: XS, S, M, L
  • each size has its own set of unique charts for the colorwork bands (there’s also a separate left/right-hand Sprigs Chart to center the design nicely)
  • tips on customizing your mittens (knitting a tighter ribbed cuff, using a heavier weight yarn, where to make minor changes if your row gauge is off—especially important if you substitute yarns, as Loft has quite a tight row gauge knit up like this)

Yarn
1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (275yd / 251m per 50g skein) in each of the following four colors:

Color palette one

  • Faded Quilt – Color A (blue)
  • Long Johns – Color B (red)
  • Fossil – Color C (natural)
  • Button Jar – Color D (green)

Color palette two

  • Barn Owl – Color A (light brown)
  • Pumpernickel – Color B (dark brown)
  • Snowbound – Color C (pale gray)
  • Button Jar – Color D (green)

Mittens shown in color palette one are Size S.
Mittens shown in color palette two are Size M.

Gauge

Size XS, S, M:
30 sts / 48 rnds = 4” / 10cm in st st in the round using 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Size L:
28 sts / 44 rnds = 4” / 10cm in st st in the round using 2.75mm (US 2) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Needles
Size XS, S, M:
2.25mm (US 1) needles for ribbing
2.5mm (US 1.5) needles

Size L:
2.5mm (US 1.5) needles for ribbing
2.75mm (US 2) needles

Sizes
XS (S, M, L)

Circumference around mitten at knuckles:
6.5” / 16.5cm (7.2” / 18.3cm, 8” / 20.3cm, 9” / 22.9cm)

Pick a size that’s slightly larger than the circumference of your hand across the knuckles for the best fit.

Note on printing

All the charts for a given size are on their own page. If you’re
printing this pattern, for the charts, you only need to print the
appropriate chart page for your size.

Tech editor: Joeli Caparco