Primrose Mittens by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Primrose Mittens

by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Knitting
February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in texture stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
274 yards (251 m)
8.5” (21.5 cm) hand circumference, 11.5” (29.5 cm) total length.
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The second design in the Year of Gifts, the Primrose Mittens are a textural delight featuring broken ribbing and tuck stitches.

We’re offering limited kits each month in conjunction with the release of the designs. The February kit includes custom printed bags, a tape measure, stitch markers, darning needle, You Better Swatch sticker, and a postcard with a code to download the pattern for free. Find the kit on our site or ask for it at your favorite LYS!

Worthy of Note
The Primrose Mittens are worked in the round from the cuff to top of hand. The cuff is worked in a broken ribbing, and the hand is worked from a chart. The thumb is worked using the afterthought (peasant) method.

Specifications
YARN

Kelbourne Woolens Scout (100% wool; 274 yards/100 gm skein): mint heather 336, 1 skein.
GAUGE
22 sts and 36 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in texture stitch on larger ndls, after blocking.
22 sts and 36 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in broken ribbing on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – set US 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs.
1 – set US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
NOTIONS
Darning needle, stitch marker, waste yarn of similar gauge.
SIZE
8.5” (21.5 cm) hand circumference, 11.5” (29.5 cm) total length.
SKILLS
Working from charts, tuck stitches, picking up stitches from waste yarn.

Useful Tips
For a tutorial on picking up stitches from waste yarn, visit: kelbournewoolens.com/tips-and-tricks/picking-up-stitches-from-waste-yarn

For a tutorial on working from charts, visit: kelbournewoolens.com/tips-and-tricks/working-from-charts

For a tutorial on working the tuck stitch pattern, visit: kelbournewoolens.com/tips-and-tricks/primrose-mittens-tuck-stitch

Images: Linette Kielinski