Winter Paisley Mittens by Lisa Kereliuk

Winter Paisley Mittens

December 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 8 - 5.0 mm
90 - 100 yards (82 - 91 m)
6½ inch (16.5 cm) diameter
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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.

Pattern notes
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.

Finished Measurements
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
Yarn needle
Scrap yarn for holding stitches

17 sts and 24 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked.

Skills Required
o Knitting in the round with double pointed needles/circular needles, including Magic Loop and/or two circular needles
o Stockinette stitch
o Decreasing
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.