March Mittens by Meghan Kelly

March Mittens

Knitting
March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 1 - 2.25 mm
656 yards (600 m)
10.75” (27.25 cm) total length, 8” (20.25 cm) circumference.
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The March Mittens are all about mosaics. Inspired by simple but stunning Moroccan tiles, the mittens use traditional colorwork to produce a modern motif. The cuff is accented with Latvian braids leaning counter to each other. In conjunction with the release of the pattern, we have a helpful tutorial for Latvian braids if this is your first time knitting them.

The palm is a simple checker board pattern that creates a warm and firm fabric. The mosaic pattern fits neatly into the shape of the mitten and is finished with a set of bold stripes at the top.

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN:

The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein): purple moor grass (MC), scaffel pike (CC), 1 skein each.
GAUGE:
30 sts + 38 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in colorwork patt, after blocking.
NEEDLES:
1 - set US 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs.
NOTIONS:
Stitch marker, tapestry needle.
SIZE:
10.75” (27.25 cm) total length, 8” (20.25 cm) circumference.
SKILLS:
Latvian braid, colorwork from charts.

USEFUL TIPS:
• For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series here.

• For a tutorial on working the Latvian Braid, visit our tips and tricks here.

• For a tutorial on utilizing the Alternate Colorway chart, visit our tutorial here.