Heart Mittens by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Heart Mittens

February 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches
in Fair Isle stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
90 - 150 yards (82 - 137 m)
Adult XS, S, M, L
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Pretty Scandinavian Hearts and charming tiny pattern motifs worked in stranded knitting help to keep your hands warm. A secret heart just for you is worked in duplicate stitch on the inside of the left thumb.

Knit in resilient lofty Icelandic Lettlopi. Worked in the round, with 4-inch ribbed cuffs to keep your wrist warm even in the most biting winds, followed by graphic hearts on the mitten front while three different small lice patterns are featured on the palm, thumb front, and inside of the thumb.

A traditional thumb gusset is shaped with easy M1R and M1L stitches. Mittens tops are shaped to a jaunty point. With wear, the points soften as the mitts form to your hands.

Finished measurements
S (S,M, L)
Cuff length; 4in (10cm)
Length from wrist to top of mitten; 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 8 3/4, 9 1/4) in (19 (21.5, 22.5, 23.5) cm)
Wrist circumference; 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2) in (17 (19.5 (20.5, 21.5) cm)
Palm circumference; 8 (9, 9 1/2, 10) in (20.5 (23, 24, 25 1/2) cm)

Lett Lopi (worsted weight; 100% single-ply Icelandic wool; 110yds/100m per 1.75oz/50g ball MC Black (59); 2 balls
CC Ash Heather (56); 1 ball
Duplicate stitch heart Red (9434); 46-56in (117-145m)
Actual yarn amounts used; MC 50-62g, CC 30-50g

To make both mittens with 1 ball of MC, work cuff for 3in (7.5cm), work first 1/2in (1.25cm) of cuff in CC, or work cuff in two round stripes of MC and CC.

Note: Because this pattern is graded using gauge differences, you may need a different needle size from the size suggested, depending on your usual tension.

Always use the correct size needles needed to achieve gauge.

DPNs or your preferred circular needles for working short circumferences in the end.

Suggested needles to achieve gauge:
3.5mm (US 5), 4mm (US 6), 4.5mm (US 7), 5mm (US 8)

Waste yarn
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers

Gauge in stranded colorwork pattern
On needles to give correct gauge

Size XS; 12.5 sts x 12.5 rnds = 2x2in (5x5cm)

Size S; 11 sts x 11 rnds = 2x2in (5x5cm)

Size M; 10.5 sts x 10.5 rnds = 2x2in (5x5cm)

Size L; 10 sts x 10 rnds = 2x2in (5x5cm)