Let It Be Spring by Elizabeth Elliott

Let It Be Spring

November 2010
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
300 - 436 yards (274 - 399 m)
Small (7.3" circumference), Large (8" circ.)
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Estonian-style mittens with a peasant thumb, worked in the round. Stranded colourwork has increases, decreases, and 2-stitch cables to give a Renaissance look and velvet-like texture. Pattern includes instructions for working 2-stitch cables without a cable needle. Colourwork is charted only. Pattern is written for working in the round with 2 circular needles.

Feb. 26/13: Revised pattern includes a larger size and better method for 2-stitch cables.

Yarn requirements (including swatching): Small: Malabrigo Sock, 1/2 skein each colour; Large: Malabrigo Arroyo, 1 skein MC, 3/4 skein CC

Needles: Small (Large): 2 x US2/2.75mm(US3/3.25mm) circular needles, or size needed to get gauge

Gauge: Small (Large): 36(34) sts = 4” over body pattern stitch, blocked

Many (and overdue) thanks to citikas, who patiently taught me Estonian mitten construction over many Ravelry messages.