Jagody Mittens by Cheryl Toy
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Jagody Mittens

October 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
238 yards (218 m)
6.5 (7, 7.75, 8.25)" hand circumference and 8.75 (8.74, 9.75, 9.75)" long

Bobbles and branches decorate these bright mittens with motifs resembling bilberry bushes. Bilberries, known as jagody in Poland, fraughan in Ireland, and whortleberries or blueberries in the United Kingdom, grow wild across northern Europe, where they’re used in summer desserts, folk remedies, and natural dyeing.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 6.5 (7, 7.75, 8.25)“ hand circumference and 8.75 (8.74, 9.75, 9.75)” long. Mittens shown measure 7.75”.

Yarn The Fibre Co. Cumbria (60% merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% mohair): #057 purple moor grass, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 26 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in St st.

Note These mittens are worked in the round from the bottom up beginning with a provisional cast-on.