Woodville Mitts by Sarah Alderson

Woodville Mitts

Knitting
September 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
197 - 219 yards (180 - 200 m)
One size

These beautiful mitts with their geometric patterning and gorgeous woodland shades are perfect for autumn and winter wear. Knitted in the round as one piece, they have a simple stranded charted pattern that is suitable for beginners. They feature ribbed cuffs around the wrist, fingers and thumb.

Elizabeth Woodville (1437 - 1492) was the wife of King Edward IV of England. She was known to be very beautiful and played a large role in the war of the roses. She was thought to be a witch and have magical powers as a descendant of Melusine the water spirit.

This pattern matches the Woodville Tam and they can be purchased together as an ebook.

Notions:
• DK weight yarn:
• MC - 100m/110 yds
• CC - 80m/90 yds
• Shown in Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK in shades Silver Birch (MC) and Dark Oak (CC) - 100% wool, 224 m / 245 yrds in 100 g
• 3.25mm/US 3 and 3.5mm/US 4 circular or double-pointed needles (or size needed for gauge)
• 1 stitch marker
• small amount of scrap yarn
• sewing up needle

Gauge
32 sts and 30 rows to 10cm/4” in stranded colourwork pattern.

Size
One size.
20cm/8” high and 20cm/8” circumference around fingers.

Model: Suzi Tibbetts

Tech editor: Gwen Wagner-Adair

Photography: Chris Turner of www.enjoyphotography.co.uk