Woodland Mittens by Sarah Dawn

Woodland Mittens

April 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
175 - 310 yards (160 - 283 m)
Hand Circumference: 6.5 (7, 8, 9) inches, 16.5, (18, 20, 23) cm.
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The original inspiration for Woodland Mittens was the Woodland Hat, which I designed a few years ago for the Ravelry Designer’s Challenge, based on a woodland theme. This stitch pattern brought to my mind the image of moss in the knots of trees, with it’s double-moss stitch enclosed within the cable sections.

I thought that the stitch pattern also would work well for a pair of mittens, and so, these mittens were born! The mittens are knit from the 1 by 1 ribbed cuff up and the thumb is done with a side-seam thumb gusset. The cable motif continues through the top decreases of the mitten.

The mittens are mirrored, with a different left-hand and right-hand mitten. Each mitten has a cable pattern on the back of the hand and a slipped-stitch textured palm. The extra yarn on the palm helps keep the hand warm and provides an additional layer against friction and wear (as well as providing help in making snowballs!)

The sample was knit in Baa Ram Ewe’s Dovestone DK, which is a DK-weight blend of several different breeds of sheep’s wool. If you’re substituting yarns, I’d suggest something with a mostly wool content, with at last 50% Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) if possible.You could use a sport-weight yarn in substitution, but I’d suggest a DK-weight if possible. Please bear in mind that the two larger sizes may require two skeins of recommended yarn, depending on your exact gauge.

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Techniques Used:
Slipped stitches
Decreases: k2tog, ssk, p2tog, p2tog tbl, cddp
Increases: m1
Twisted stitches: p2tog tbl
Working cables with a cable needle
Long tail cast on method
Backwards loop cast on method
Working small circumferences in the round

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Newest Update: August 9, 2018