Concorde Mittens by The Knitting Shed

Concorde Mittens

Knitting
January 2020
yarn held together
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch with yarn held double
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
284 - 306 yards (260 - 280 m)
One size - hand 20 cm in circumference
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These mittens came into being as a quick gift for a friend who wanted some traditional looking mittens similar to the ones she wore as a child and if they gave me the opportunity to try out some new techniques then all the better.

Knit in the round you start off with a provisional cast on and then work a panel of stranded colour work. The hem is folded up to enclose the floats and the cuff is topped with a Latvian braid. The main body of the mitten is worked with the yarn held double to keep your hands snug and warm and to make for a surprisingly quick knit.

The pattern is one size - to fit hand circumference: 18-20cm / (7-8in)

Tension
23 sts x 34 rows to 10cm over stocking st on larger needle with yarn held double.

Thank you to Elaine for test knitting the mittens for me and for all of her suggestions.
https://www.ravelry.com/people/YarnandFloss
30 sts and 32 rounds to 10cm/4in worked over stranded colour work pattern and measured after blocking.

The mittens used 60 g of the main colour and less than 10g of the contrast.

The yarn used is s a British worsted spun 75% BFL, 25% Masham blend.

Techniques
Crochet cast on
Stranded colour work
Latvian Braid
Increasing and decreasing
Kitchener Stitch

The colour work pattern is charted only but is very simple.