Rosy Mittens by Jenise Hope

Rosy Mittens

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December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in Stranded knitting, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
sm and lg, to fit hands 8 and 9.5 inches long
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I love bold, almost abstract patterns. These mitts pair up some simple patterns along with bold roses!
These mitts have a long story over two or three years; involving color changes, gauge changes, many mitts knit up, mittens getting lost at a now closed down magazine, till I finally gave up and started again in the colors I really wanted all along!

These mittens use 6 different colors of yarn:
Two are the main colors: Oyster Heather (A, cream), and Coriander Heather (F, darker cream)
Three reds are used in the Roses: Tomato (B, bright true red), Raspberry Heather (C, cool toned red), and Rosehip (D, coral toned red)
One contrasting color is used: Turmeric (E, deep dirty yellow)
One ball of each will be sufficient

If you are substituting colors: For the three reds (B, C, and D), choose three similar colors, or just use one color for all three. Ideally, if you take a black and white picture of your B, C, and D, they should look very similar. E and F should look similar to each other as well. A should be distinctly brighter or darker from both (BCD and EF) in your black and white image. B, C, and D can be similar to E and F in the photo, or different. In a yarn shop? Find the black and white setting on your smart phone and take a pic before buying, or ask the staff if they can do it for you.

The mitts are fitted, with long cuffs. The thumb gusset is shaped, giving a right hand and a left hand. The cuff is turned under, and stitched down for a clean finish. They are knit from the bottom up.
The pattern is charted.