Cole Mountain Mittens by Laura Aylor

Cole Mountain Mittens

Knitting
November 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
140 - 160 yards (128 - 146 m)
S/M, M/L - see notes for more information
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These mittens have a tree bark textured back and smooth palms and thumbs. Knit them up in one color or use a second color for the garter cuff. A small optional hole can be included for the index finger so you don’t have to take your mittens off to use your phone.

Skills required
Working small circumferences in the round
Long-tail cast-on
Increasing
Decreasing
Picking up stitches
Kitchener stitch OR 3-needle bind-off

Sizes
S/M – will fit hands between 6.5 and 7.5 inches around (measured above the thumb)
M/L – will fit hands between 7.5 and 8.5 inches around

Materials
Approximately 140 yards of aran-weight yarn for the S/M (35 of cuff color and 105 of hand color); approximately 160 yards of aran-weight yarn for the M/L (40 of cuff color and 120 of hand color).
US 8/5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge in your preferred configuration for working small circumferences
US 7/4.5 mm needles or one size smaller than gauge needles in your preferred configuration for working small circumferences
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Sample mittens were knit in Knit Picks Simply Wool Aran (100% eco wool) in Wallace and Winkle.

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