Autumnsong Fingerless Mittens by Olach Designs

Autumnsong Fingerless Mittens

Knitting
November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Over stranded colourwork in the round after washing and blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
One size to fit average adult hand
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So when you hear this autumn song
Clear your heads and get ready to run
So when you hear this autumn song
Remember the best times are yet to come

Manic Street Preachers

This design was inspired by the wonderful autumn colours of the trees around beautiful Perthshire where I used to live. The pattern itself based on skeleton leaves which I’ve always had a fascination for! I’ve deliberately made these fingerless mittens with a longer than usual body – so that more of the lovely colour work is seen peeping out from your jacket sleeves! If gauge is met, there should be enough left of all the contrast colours to make the matching hat although you would need to buy an additional skein of madder.

Yarn

Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift (100% pure Shetland Wool: 105m/26g) in the following quantities:
• MC – Madder 597
• CC1 – Mustard 425
• CC2 – Amber 478
• CC3 – Maroon 595
• CC4 – Ginger 462
• CC5 – Chartreuse 365
• CC6 – Granny Smith 1140
• CC7 – Leprechaun 259
• CC8 – Ivy 815

Notions

• 1 set 2.5mm DPN or preferred method for working in the round for ribs and thumb. 1 set 3.25mm
• DPN or preferred method for working in the round for body.
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
• Glove boards if available.
• Stitch marker.
• 2 pieces of waste yarn in a contrasting colour for thumb placement.

Size

One size to fit average size adult hands. Completed length from cuff to top 24cm/9.5

Gauge

27 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over colourwork after blocking. Use 3mm needles as start point for checking gauge. Please check gauge carefully and adjust your needle size accordingly.