Stone Hollow mittens by Carol Sunday

Stone Hollow mittens

October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
275 - 350 yards (251 - 320 m)
medium (long)
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These mittens are meant to be worn! Long densely cabled backs keep out the cold, a brioche seed stitch adds a cushy grip to the palms, thumbs are stockinette for flexibility, and the thumb shaping is part welt part flap for a comfortable, excellent fit.

Choose to knit the medium-length version - well past the wrist, or the longer, fifteen-inch version. Add an optional Latvian braid to the cuffs for a tidy finish (shown on medium mitten).

Size: Pattern includes instructions for both medium and long mittens (instructions for long mittens in parentheses). Palm circumference is 7”. Arm circumference is 8.5 (10)“. Hand length is 7.5”. Cuff length is 4.5 (7.5)”.

Yarn: 2 (3) skeins Sunday Knits 5ply (light worsted weight) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed); (each blend has 137 yd / 125 m to 1.75 oz / 50 g). Shown in Eden iris.

Substitute any light worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge: 250 (350) yd.

Needles & notions: Size 5 / 3.75 mm dpn or circular needles, cable needle or double-pointed needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Techniques used: Reading charts, cables, cable decreases, slip-stitch or brioche, latvian braid (optional). All techniques are explained.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, cable patterns in charted format only, glossary.

These mittens are part of the Stone Hollow collection, including a hat and scarf as well as mittens. All three make use of brioche techniques … nice, thick, warm and cushy!