Rose Window Mittens by Elizabeth Lubowitz

Rose Window Mittens

May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
275 - 300 yards (251 - 274 m)
S/M, M/L
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Inspired by the vivid colours of the stained-glass windows found in gothic architecture, the Rose Window Mittens are a chance to let those single skeins of variegated or speckled yarns in your stash shine on a neutral background.

This pattern is for you if… You love experimenting with colour, you’ve got some scrap yarns you’d like to mix and match, you prefer a mitten with a rounded end.

Move along if… Solid yarns are more to your taste.


  • Approx. 161 yards (147 meters) / 31.9 grams (1.2oz) of fingering weight yarn in main colour (MC); solids are recommended.
  • Approx. 146 yards (133 meters) / 36.3 grams (1.3oz) of fingering weight yarn in contrast colour (CC); tonal, variegated, or speckled yarns are recommended.


  • US 2/2.75mm double pointed needles, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • US 1/2.25mm double pointed needles, or one size smaller than above needles
  • 2 stitch markers
  • waste yarn for holding thumb stitches
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends


  • Small/Medium: 7.5” / 19cm around, 10.5” / 27cm long
  • Medium/Large: 8” / 20cm around, 11” / 28cm long


  • knitting in the round
  • reading a colourwork chart
  • tacking floats
  • increasing stitches using M1L or M1R
  • decreasing stitches using four different methods
  • picking up and knitting held stitches
  • Kitchener stitch

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