Ilena Mitts by Denise Balvanz
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Ilena Mitts

Knitting
December 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Tuck stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 - 108 yards (128 - 99 m)
Child (woman, man)
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When I was a child, I had a pair of favorite mittens and matching hat that were thick and warm and had these cute little puffs in the stitch pattern. I have always wanted to duplicate those mittens. Here is my interpretation of them in a grown-up version.

These fingerless mitts or mittens have a side-gusset thumb. They are worked in the round in an easy-to-knit textured pattern which creates puffs that add warmth. Interlocking diamonds are created in wide stripes of color with a Tuck Stitch knit into the stitch several rounds below the needle while releasing the stitches above.

Make them with only one color at a time, use three colors for stripes as I have here, change it up by using only one or two colors or make it multi-colored by using up your scraps.

Mitts Finished Size: Child, Woman, Man
Circumference – 6.5 (7.5, 8.5)”/16.5 (19, 21.5) cm
Length – 5.7 (6.3, 7)”/14.5 (16, 18) cm

Yarn: One skein of each color; Color A – 1766 Orchid, Color B – 1530 Crocus, Color C – 1765 Cerise. Or single color or scraps adding up to about 2oz/140yds.

Mittens Finished Size: Child, Woman, Man
Circumference – 6.5 (7.5, 8.5)”/16.5 (19, 21.5) cm
Length – adjustable
Cuff – 2.5-3”/6.5-8cm

Yarn: DK weight – One skein of each color; Color A – 1766 Orchid, Color B – 1530 Crocus, Color C – 1765 Cerise. Or single color or scraps adding up to about 3oz/208yds.