Broughton by Ysolda Teague

Broughton

by Ysolda Teague
Knitting
March 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in charted stranded colourwork in the round on needle A
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
285 - 355 yards (261 - 325 m)
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The Broughton mittens features simple but effective small repeating stitch patterns, combined with a bold geometric cuff pattern. They include some new, fun techniques like the Estonian Kihnu braids at the cuff, and feature an optional flip-top opening. I love the flip-tops because I find without them I’m constantly taking my mittens off to do something with my hands, with flip-tops you can quickly use your fingers without risking a mitten falling in a puddle! For extra warmth, softness and a neat finish the mittens are lined with lambswool, which is used held double to add a pop of contrast on the cuffs. The thumbs and flip-top openings are worked using an afterthought method where stitches are held by knitting them with scrap yarn, which is removed afterwards to create an opening and live stitches — this is a really useful technique that you can use for sock heels and pockets, as well as thumbs.

Yarn
Outer (MC & C1): Double knitting DK wool yarn.
Shown in Rauma 3tr. Strikkegarn (100% Norwegian wool, 118 yds / 108m, 1.76oz / 50g)

Lining (C2): Heavy laceweight / light fingering wool yarn.
Shown in Rauma Lamullgarn (100% Norwegian wool, 273 yds / 250m, 1.76oz / 50g)

Neutral
MC: 107, C1: 104, C2: L36

Classic
MC: 174, C1: 101, C2: L21

Vibrant
MC: 173, C1: 146, C2: L21

MC: 85[95, 110] yds / 80[90, 100]m
C1: 75[80, 90] yds / 65[75, 85]m
C2: 125[140, 155] yds / 115[125, 145]m

Needles
Needle A: Size US 4 / 3.5mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd.

Needle B: Size US 21/2 / 3mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd.

Change needle size as necessary to get gauge, and use a needle two sizes smaller than needle A for needle B

Notions
Scrap yarn, optional markers

Gauge
26 sts and 28 rnds = 4” / 10cm in charted stranded colourwork pattern in the round on needle A
For the lining
28 sts and 38 rnds = 4” / 10cm in st st in the rnd on needle B

Sizing
Finished circumference: 8¼[9¼, 9¾]“ / 21.5[23, 24.5] cm
Finished length: 9[9½, 10]” / 22.5[23.5, 25] cm

Shown in size medium, choose a size approx 1.5” larger than the circumference of your hand above the thumb.

Swatching
As the mittens are such a small project I recommend beginning the cuff and checking gauge after a couple of inches / a few cm, rather than making a separate swatch. The yardage and kits do not include extra yarn for swatching.