Blue Spruce Mittens by Donna Kay

Blue Spruce Mittens

Knitting
September 2018
Light Fingering ?
37 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt
US 1 - 2.25 mm
500 - 750 yards (457 - 686 m)
7.25 (8.25)” hand circumference and 9.25 (10)” long
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Keep your hands toasty in the Blue Spruce Mittens. These mittens are colorwork classics inspired by traditional Latvian mittens. The stranding creates a double layer that traps body heat to keep your fingers warm on cold days.

DESIGNER Donna Kay

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 7.25 (8.25)” hand circumference and 9.25 (10)” long. Mittens shown measure 7.25”.

YARN Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper weight (100% Shetland wool; 125 yd / 7/8 oz): #82 dark green (MC) and #121 gold (CC), 2 (3) balls each.

NEEDLES Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers; stitch holder; tapestry needle

GAUGE 37 sts and 44 rnds = 4″ in charted patt.

NOTES These mittens are worked in the round from the cuff up and feature a turned hem, decorative braid, and thumb gussets.