Paradigm Shift Mittens by Lisa K. Ross

Paradigm Shift Mittens

June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
190 - 230 yards (174 - 210 m)
Adult S (M, L)
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When it comes to colorwork, it’s no secret that bold, graphic designs are always my favorite. The charts become predictable once you get going, making for faster knitting that is especially entertaining. These mittens are designed to pair perfectly with the Paradigm Shift hat. The shifting diamonds are worked with 2 high contrast colors that are reversed on the palm of the mitten. The thumbs feature their own diamond embellishments, completing these cozy hand warmers.

This pattern was inspired by the colorwork chart ‘History’ in Andrea Rangel’s book, Alterknit.

Adult S (M, L)
Palm Circumference: 7.25 (8.25, 8.75)”/ 18 (20.5, 22)cm to be worn with 0.5-1”/ 1.5-2.5cm positive ease
Total Length: 9 (10, 11)”/ 22.5 (25, 27)cm

Queen City BERRYHILL (80% Merino, 20% Alpaca; 400 yards / 100g):
Main Color: 1 skein or approx. 100 (110, 120) yds/ 90 (100, 110)m
Contrast Color: 1 skein or approx. 90 (100, 110)yds/ 80 (90, 100)m

Sample shown in ‘Fraser’ (MC) and ‘Hydrangea’ (CC)

US 4 (3.5mm), or as required to meet gauge: DPNs or needles for small circumference knitting

30 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm in stranded colorwork on larger needles

3 stitch markers, tapestry needle


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