Wassail Mittens by Heather Desserud

Wassail Mittens

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in stranded stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
one size
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Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wand’ring
So fair to be seen.
And good tidings to you
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year
And God send you a Happy New Year.

This mitten design was inspired by traditional Norwegian and Fair Isle patterns. With prancing reindeer and waddling plump geese, these mittens are the perfect accompaniment to a cold snowy day and a chilly starry evening, with a warm mug of mulled wine by a cozy fire.

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