Blodeuwedd Mittens by Jennie Powell

Blodeuwedd Mittens

Knitting
November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
225 yards (206 m)
adult medium and large
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Blodeuwedd Mittens knitting pattern was designed by me especially for Cartref Yarn. The samples in the picture each use one skein of Cartref Yarn “Naturiol” and one skein of any colour of Cartref yarn per pair. The large pair used “Draig” and the smaller pair used “Brenhinol”.

I love colourwork mittens. This design has been in my head for such a long time, I was glad to discover that it would work so well in Cartref Yarn. I have used DK weight yarn for its winter warmth and decorated it with Fair Isle flowers lavishly spread across the mitten. The palm side features a more geometric design, which is still flower inspired. The name, Blodeuwedd, means “Flower-face” and is the name of a woman from the Mabinogion, a collection of ancient Welsh legends. She was made from flowers, hence her name. The rest of her story is even more incredible and far too long to print here; suffice it to say that she met a sticky end and was turned into a Tawny owl!

Sizes included: adult medium and large.

Materials required:
• Approximately 100g DK yarn, 50g each of Cartref Yarn in any of the dyed colourways and Cartref Yarn “Naturiol” (in the pattern they will be referred to as col 1 and col 2). Approx 205m/225 yards per 100g.
• 4mm/US 8 needles (or size needed to get gauge), double pointed needles or a long (80cm recommended) circular to knit magic loop.
• Two stitch markers to mark the thumb sts and a removeable marker to mark the start of rnd (optional).
• Darning needle for kitchener stitch, gathering thumb stitches and weaving in ends.

Gauge: Gauge in stocking stitch is 20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm.

The colourwork pattern is charted, not written. Don’t be intimidated if you have never followed a chart though, it’s very simple!