Dandelion Mittens by Tanis Gray

Dandelion Mittens

July 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle, blocked
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
225 yards (206 m)
One Size Fits Most Women
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“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
-Edgar Allan Poe

This pattern can be found in issue four of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website and at select local yarn shops, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

Knit from the bottom up in the round, these mittens are worked from multiple charts with a thumb gusset and traditional Norwegian-style shaping. On the public side, spring dandelions blossom in the morning dew, while a herringbone diamond pattern runs across the palms. Part of the Taraxacum genus, dandelions are not only entirely edible, but an important part of spring pollination for many insects. Blocking on mittens forms is recommended.

Size: One size, fits most adult women.

Finished measurements: circumference 8”/20cm; length 10”/25.5cm.

Needles: US 2.5/ 3.0mm or size to obtain gauge, two 16”/40cm circular (or DPNs or Magic Loop).

Gauge: 28 sts and 33 rnds = 4”/10cm in Fair Isle pattern, blocked.

Yarn: dk weight: 105 yards (96 meters) color A; 110 yards (101 meters) color B.

Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn.

Sample knit in: Little Fox Yarn Vulpine dk (80% superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 231 yards/ 211 meters per 100g) in Loganberry (color A) and Petal (color B).

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