Winter Sky Mittens by Donna Kay

Winter Sky Mittens

Knitting
September 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Lice patt
US 1 - 2.25 mm
340 - 510 yards (311 - 466 m)
8 (8.5)" hand circumference and 9.5 (10.75)" long
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The Winter Sky Mittens draw their inspiration from traditional Norwegian Fana sweaters to evoke a sense of nostalgia. The mittens are worked in a soft sportweight wool in two colors; an afterthought thumb is added after knitting the body.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 8 (8.5)“ hand circumference and 9.5 (10.75)” long. Mittens shown measure 8”.

Yarn Harrisville Designs flyWHEEL (100% wool): #901 birch bark (gray; MC), 1 (2) skein(s); #975 aquifer (blue; CC), 1 skein.

Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; waste yarn for thumb; tapestry needle.

Gauge 30 sts and 44 rnds = 4” in Lice patt.

Notes These mittens are worked in the round from the cuff up with a turned hem and a waste yarn thumb.