Vectis Mittens by Lynn Hamps
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Vectis Mittens

November 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
198 - 210 yards (181 - 192 m)
Medium (Larger needles would increase size)
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I love mittens, they are warm, cosy and comfortable, and they bring back wonderful childhood memories of snowball throwing and gathering up autumn leaves. Vectis is adorned with a beautiful Celtic inspired cable design, turning fabulously easy to make mittens into something very special. They look equally lovely in soft heathers or plain dyed yarns.
The easy to work, gusseted thumb, provides a comfy fit and adds a professional finishing touch and I also show you how to turn the same pattern into a pair of convertible mittens. Worked in Aran/Worsted weight yarn means they make up quickly and are great for gift giving.
Vectis is one of the original names for the Isle of Wight where I reside, a beautiful island which provides the inspiration for many of my designs.

Designed with negative ease for a snug and cosy fit.
Medium (Will fit most teens/Adult Women) Using size 5.00 mm needles will produce a larger size but please note this has not been tested and more yarn will be required.

Method: All mittens are worked from the cuff upwards and entirely in the round. The thumbs are then completed and also knitted in the round so there are no seams to be sewn. A little stitching is required for the convertible version but is very easy.

Materials: Each pair of mittens requires less than 100g of Aran/Worsted Weight Yarn (yardage will depend on chosen yarn). They look lovely in heathered/tweed yarns or choose plain for a classic look.
Deeply variegated yarns will make the cables less distinctive.
Natural fibres recommended for warmth and durability.
4.50 mm circular needles.
4.50 mm Cable needle.
Large eyed tapestry needle for weaving in ends.