Vintage leaves mitts by Lea Bronnenkant
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Vintage leaves mitts

Knitting
April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (for small/medium)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
small/medium - medium/large
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These mitts are inspired by an traditional vintage style leaves design. They are made all in the round with a thumb gusset. The colorwork is charted only but the pattern contains a lot of written explanations about the structure of the mittens and how to use the charts.

Skill level: intermediate.

Techniques: knit/purl in the round, increase, stranded colorwork.

Yarn: Any fingering weight yarn. The sample was made in Katia Sweet Baby yarn. But any sock yarn will work fine too. I suggest either wool or acrylic blends, cotton or bamboo won’t stretch as much. Make sure there is enough contrast between main color and contrasting color for optimal result.

Main color (MC): 100-150 yards.
Contrasting color (CC): 100-150 yards.

Sizes:
Small / Medium (S/M) = to fit 6.5 to 8” (16.5-20 cm) around hand.
Medium / Large (M/L) = to fit 8 to 9.5” (20-24 cm) around hand.

Gauge:
S/M: 32 stitches x 48 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stranded colorwork (size US 2/2.75 mm needles).
M/L: 28 stitches x 42 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stranded colorwork (size US 3/3.25 mm needles).

Needle sizes are a suggestion, always use the size that gives you gauge.
Note that stranded colorwork is not very stretchy.

Tools: Size US 2/2.75 mm or US 3/3.25 mm double pointed needles (or long circular needle if you prefer magic loop) or size to get gauge; tapestry needle; scissors; 2 stitch markers; stitch holder or small length of waste yarn.