Winter Paisley Mittens
Dazzling colours pop against a white or nearly white background in these paisley-filled picot-trimmed mittens. Make a full set of paisley winter wear (mittens, hat, and cowl) using three balls in main colour and just one ball of contrast colour.
I originally intended this mitten to be knit using the stranded knitting technique. However, when I knit it myself this way, I was not satisfied with the result. I knit the mitten in the sample in MC only to maximize the stretch and minimize the number of floats to potentially catch fingers on. The patterning was added in a loose duplicate stitch after the knitting was complete.
6½ inch (16.5 cm) diameter
to fit hand 6 ½ to 8 ¼ inch (16.5 cm to 21 cm) diameter
MC – 1 ball Cashmerino Aran by Debbie Bliss
(55% Merino, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere
98 yards / 50 grams): cream
Or 45 yards aran weight yarn
CC – ½ skein Panguipulli by Araucania
(100% Merino; 193 yards / 100 grams): Hot Pink, Coral, Jade
Or 45 yards colourfast aran weight yarn
Choose a yarn whose colour doesn’t bleed when washed.
Needles and Notions
Set of 4 US 8 (5.0 mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Scrap yarn for holding stitches
17 sts and 24 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked.
o Knitting in the round with double pointed needles/circular needles, including Magic Loop and/or two circular needles
o Stockinette stitch
o Knitting stitches together with previous rounds to form horizontal piping
o Knitting stitches together with previous rounds to form picots
o Binding off with three-needle bind off OR grafting with Kitchener stitch
o Following simple duplicate stitch from chart
Preview of the pattern is shown in the Winter Paisley Set thread in my ravelry group, Lisa Kereliuk Designs. I’d love for you to share your projects, comments and questions there.