Craigallian mittens (and mitts) by Kate Davies Designs

Craigallian mittens (and mitts)

January 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork pattern in the round
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
220 yards (201 m)
to fit adult hand (see info below)
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Graphic mittens or mitts featuring the undulating rhythms of the Craigallian pattern

Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
A: Birkin; 1 x 25g ball
B: Buckthorn; 1 x 25g ball
C: Smirr; 1 x 25g ball
D: Horseback Brown; 1 x 25g ball
E: Bruce; 1 x 25g ball

Needles and notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences. Waste yarn (for thumb placement).
Stitch marker. Tapestry needle.

34 sts and 38 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stranded colourwork pattern using gauge-size needle. Gauge was achieved with 3mm / US 2½ needle.

Hand circumference above thumb: 19cm / 7½in
Length of mitts from cuff to top: 16.5cm / 6½in
Length of mittens from cuff to top: 23cm / 9¼in

Pattern notes
The mittens (or mitts) are cast on, and a cuff worked in twisted rib. After increasing stitches and beginning to work from the colourwork chart, a placeholder of waste yarn is inserted into the fabric of the palm for the afterthought thumb. The chart is completed, then the mitts finished
with an open rib, or a closed, grafted top for the mittens.