January 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in pattern over small circumference
US 7 - 4.5 mm
219 yards (200 m)
Small (Large) to fit hand 18-19cm / 7-7½in (20.5-21.5cm / 8-8½in) circumference
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These warm and simple mittens, in rich autumnal shades, take their name from an old Scots word for harvest.

Kate Davies Designs Àrd-Thìr (60% Highland Wool; 40% Alpaca; 65m / 71 yds per 50g skein)
A Veyatie: 2 (2) x 50g skeins
B Glamaig: 1 (1) x 50g skeins

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

20 sts and 24 rounds to 10cm / 4in over pattern
Use 4.5mm / U.S. 7 needle as a starting point for swatching.

Small (Large) to fit hand 18-19cm / 7-7½in (20.5-21.5cm / 8-8½in) circumference

Special techniques
i-cord bind off

Pattern notes
These simple, graphic mittens begin with a garter stitch cuff. The mitten body is worked in a colourwork and texture pattern, following a chart. The thumb position is marked with waste yarn and the mitten top is shaped by decreases. The waste yarn is removed, stitches are picked up and an afterthought thumb is added. An i-cord bind off—which is picked up and worked around each cuff edge— lends the mittens a neat finish.