Broughton by Ysolda Teague


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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2020 Colourwork club The 2020 Colourwork Club ran as a subscription club at the beginning of the year and featured three accessory patterns designed to progressively grow your colourwork skills. All three patterns are now available as individual patterns.

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.

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)

MC: 107, C1: 104, C2: L36

MC: 174, C1: 101, C2: L74

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

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

Scrap yarn, optional markers

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

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.

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.