Inspired by flocked wallpaper and ornate fabrics, these mittens have large areas of color, so are suited to both bold and subtle color combinations. Optional Swiss darned accents add a fanciful touch. The single-color braid adds texture without detracting from the bold patterning. The picot hem is a delicate addition and may be substituted with a plain turned hem for more rustic types.
It is expected that you know how to knit in the round and are familiar with placement of stitches on your needles of choice. Be familiar with the long-tail and backward loop cast–ons, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, working from charts in the round, and stranded knitting.
Adult S (M, L)
7.5″ (8.25″, 9″) [19 cm (21 cm, 23 cm)] palm circumference.
8.5″ (9.25″, 10″) [21.5 cm (23.5 cm, 25.5 cm)] circumference, and 9.5″ (10″, 11″) [24 cm (25.5 cm, 28 cm)] long.
28 (26, 24) sts. and 30 (28, 26) rows = 4″ [10cm] in colorwork pattern.
3 (4, 5) US [3.25 (3.5, 3.75) mm], or size needed to get gauge. Pattern may be knit on double points, a long circular for magic loop, or on 2 circulars.
stitch marker, scrap yarn for holding stitches, darning needle.
Outer – Quince & Co. Lark, 134 yards [123 meters] / 50g, MC – 2 skeins in Honey, CC – 1 skein in Glacier. Lining – Quince & Co. Tern in Kelp, 221 yards [201 meters] / 50g, 1 skein. Swiss darned stitches – 10″ worsted weight for each stitch [Cascade 220 in burnt orange is shown].
Outer for blue/brown mittens – Quince & Co. Lark, 134 yards123 meters / 50g, MC – 2 skeins in Glacier, CC – 1 skein in Bark. Lining – Quince & Co. Tern in Kelp, 221 yards201 meters / 50g, 1 skein. Swiss darned stitches – 10” worsted weight for each stitch Cascade 220 in dark red is shown.
I have taken photos of some really lovely Lark color combinations, grouped here in a Flickr set. This is not, by any means, all of the beautiful color combinations possible.