Frost by Allison O'Mahony


September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Snowflake patt on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
218 - 327 yards (199 - 299 m)
8.25 (9)" outer circumference, 7.25 (8)" inner circumference, and 10.5 (11.5)" long
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The Frost mittens, inspired by classic Scandinavian motifs, feature a large Nordic star, bands of colourwork, and a lining for extra warmth. Worked in Icelandic Lettlopi, these mittens will keep your fingers toasty from the winter solstice to the spring equinox.

These mittens are worked from the cuff up with thumb gussets. The outer mitten is worked first, then stitches are picked up around the inside of the cuff and the lining is worked in the opposite direction. Once completed, the lining is tucked into the outer mitten.

Adult S/M [Adult M/L] to fit 19 [21] cm/7.5 [8.25]” hand circumference as measured at the knuckles

Sample shown is Adult M/L

Finished Dimensions
18.5 [20.5] cm/7.25 [8]” inner circumference, 21 [23] cm/8.25 [9]” outer circumference, 21 [23.5] cm/8.25 [9.25]” hand length, 26.5 [29] cm/10.5 [11.5]” total length

Choose a size with a finished inner circumference approximately 0.5 cm/0.25” smaller than the wearer’s actual hand circumference. This ensures the lining will fit snugly.

Worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:
C1 (blue): 124 150 m/136 165 yd

C2 (beige): 61 73 m/67 80 yd

C3 (red): 97 117 m/107 128 yd

Shown in Ístex Léttlopi (100% Icelandic wool; 100 m/109 yd per 50g/1.75 oz ball) in colours C1: Ocean Blue (9419), C2: Light Beige Heather (0086), C3: Crimson Red (9434)

One set 4 mm/US 6 needles* 

One set 5 mm/US 8 needles*
Or sizes needed to obtain gauge

*Either one set of DPNs, two circular needles, or one long circular needle, in each size, as you prefer for small circumference knitting in the round.

23 stitches & 24 rounds = 10 cm/4” in Frost pattern, after wet blocking, on larger needles

20 stitches & 29 rounds = 10 cm/4” in Stockinette Stitch, after wet blocking, on smaller needles

Stitch markers (1 unique, 4 matching), removable stitch markers (3), waste yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle


Colourwork patterns are charted only.

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