Complementary Mittens by Stephanie Lotven

Complementary Mittens

December 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork motif
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
130 yards (119 m)
One Size (Adult M)
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The Cowlor Wheel collection is perfect for last minute gifts. All of the patterns in this collection are worked using BULKY yarn, so you can knit them at top speed. Don’t have BULKY in your stash, try holding 2 or 3 strands of a lighter weight yarn together.

The Complementary Mittens are the forth pattern in the Cowlor Wheel collection. Mittens, you say! Why are mittens in a COWL collection? Well, it seems to me that you need mittens to complement all those cowls!

Complementary colors create a vibrant contrast when placed together. The Complementary mittens are the perfect go-with-anything project. Knitting a hat? You need mittens with that. Knitting a cowl? You need some mittens. Choose two complementary colors for this complementary knit, and watch the yarn dance as you work the simple colorwork design. Knit the mittens identically, or as fraternal twins. Let your yarn guide you on a color wheel adventure.

The size of these mittens can be changed by adjusting the gauge provided below.

BULKY weight yarn
Main color: 65 yards
Contrasting color: 65 yards

Shown in: Anzula BURLY (80% merino, 10% nylon, & 10% cashmere 100 yards / 114g) in ‘MISFIT’ & ‘ALICE’

Circumference: 8 inches
Length: 9.75 inches

US 10 (6mm) & US 9 (5.5mm) DPNs or other small circumference needles in size needed to obtain gauge

16 stitches & 16 rows = 4 inches in COLORWORK motif on LARGER needles

tapestry needle, scrap yarn

knitting in the round, stranded colorwork