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Spring Dreams Mittens

Meridith Shepherd's Ravelry Store
The Studio Knitting and Needlepoint
November 2011
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stranded colorwork pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
250 - 320 yards (229 - 293 m)
one size
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After knitting my first pair of Fair Isle mittens I was charmed by the tiny Latvian braids I saw in folk mittens. I was also addicted to stranded knitting, experiencing joy at seeing the pictures develop as I knit each stitch.

If there was one critique I had of the mittens I was knitting, it was that the worsted weight wool I was using made it difficult for me to wear the mittens in my day to day life. They were wonderful for shoveling snow and making a snow man, but weren’t suitable for driving and running errands.

Taking some inspiration from traditional mittens, I designed the Spring Dreams mitten with a simple afterthought thumb and charming Latvian braids. To make the mittens suitable for my daily life, I chose sport weight wool, and a fun floral pattern to adorn the front.