Winter Warmers - Mittens by Anna Richardson

Winter Warmers - Mittens

September 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
123 - 164 yards (112 - 150 m)
one size
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These quick and versatile flip-top mittens can be opened to release the fingers whilst keeping your hands toasty warm. The cabled cuff is worked back and forth first, then joined together to give a platform for the plaited glove which is worked bottom-up, in-the-round, with a simple thumb gusset. Pattern is written in full with charts as adjuncts for those who prefer them. Rated as moderately difficult.

50g Rooster Almerino DK in cuff colour A (if also knitting the Winter Warmer Beret this is sufficient yarn for both patterns)
80g Rooster Almerino DK in hand colour B
Set of five 3.5mm double-pointed needles or as required to achieve the tension
Small cable needle

22st x 36 rows = 10cm/ 4 inches over stocking stitch on 3.5mm needles
36st x 36 rows = 10cm/ 4 inches over plait pattern B on 3.5mm needles

One size, for adult female hands. 25cm/ 10” long, 18cm/ 7” around cuff, up to 23cm/ 9” around the widest part of the hand. Mittens can be resized by increasing or decreasing the number of straight row repeats between cable rows and by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches picked up in multiples of four (one per dpn and excluding the 18st plait section).

Also available as a set of patterns (including Cowl & Beret) from The Yarn Cafe