Sutton Hoo Mittens by Heather Desserud

Sutton Hoo Mittens

October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stranded stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
one size
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It seemed that I saw a most wondrous tree
born aloft, wound round by light,
brightest of beams. All was that beacon
sprinkled with gold. Gems stood
fair at earth’s corners;

The Dream of the Rood

This mitten design was inspired by the gold shoulder clasps found in the Sutton Hoo burial. Using gradient and variegated yarns adds an aged appearance. Any fingering weight will do, but I love the sturdiness of the Maple Moose BFL, and the colour shifting of the Zauberball.

Set of 5 DPNs, size 2.25 mm, or size to get

~ 150-200 yds of Main Colour (fingering weight)
~ 150-200 yds of Contrast Colour (fingering weight)

Tapestry needle; 2 scrap pieces of yarn for thumb.

Final measurements:
11 sts and 11 rows = 1” across palm; Final measurements: 3 ¾” across by 9 ½” long