Bellows Mittens by Cinna Wright

Bellows Mittens

April 2022
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
280 - 400 yards (256 - 366 m)
X-Small/Small (7.5"), Medium (8.25"), Large/X-Large (9")
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An understated texture and a delightful marl are hallmarks of this mitten. The ridges pleat gently when you bend and flex your hands, reminiscent of mini bellows.

A folded knit hem gently punctuates the wrist. These mittens are perfect for wearing alone or over the ubiquitous store bought stretchy knit glove (I’ve been gifted so many pairs of these).

The pattern is written with approximately 1-1.5” of positive ease for X-Small/Small (7.5”), Medium (8.25”), Large/X-Large (9”). The largest size will also accommodate a Man’s Small. Please reach out if you are interested in extended sizing.

This pattern was developed using two contrasting strands of fingering weight yarn held together throughout the pattern. One variegated/self-patterning and one solid/semi-solid kettle dye. The options are limitless on the beautiful marls you can create.

With the yardage in the smaller sizes less than most 50g fingering weight balls, this pattern is perfect for partial and single skeins.

Some ideas:
Madelinetosh: Tosh Sock (100% superwash merino. 395 yards) Lepidoptra
Serendipitous Ewe: Chance Sock (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon. 420 yards) Bodega
Stonehedge Fiber Mill: Shepherd’s Wool Fine (100% wool. 230 yards) Midnight Lake
Zitron: Trekking XXL (75% wool, 25% Nylon. 459 yards) 709 Twilight

Yardage Totals:
140 (170, 200) yards in each of two colors. Less than one skein in 2 colors.
280 (340, 400) yards total.

Materials and Needles:
DPNs: 4/3.5mm and 5/3.75mm
Yarn needle for weaving in ends. Beginning of Round Marker. Holder for thumb stitches