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 Elainefor 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.