PATTERN: Flocked Mittens – (also on Ravelry)
SIZE: S (M, L)
TO FIT: 7.5” (8.25”, 9”) 19 cm (21 cm, 23 cm) palm circumference. If you are between sizes, knit
the closer size. If you wish to forgo the lining, choose the size that is approximately 1/2” larger in circumference
than your hand.
ACTUAL MEASUREMENT: 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.
GAUGE: 28 (26, 24) sts. and 30 (28, 26) rows = 4” 10cm in colorwork pattern. Gauge is critical for
NEEDLES: 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.
NOTIONS: stitch marker, scrap yarn for holding stitches, darning needle.
YARN: Outer for blue/brown mittens – Quince & Co. Lark, 134 yards 123 meters / 50g, MC – 2 skeins in Glacier, CC – 1
skein in Bark. 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 dark red is shown.
Outer for gold/blue mittens – 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.
Lark is a wonderful yarn to work with that comes in some seriously heart-stopping colors. 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.
I’ve created a thread in the Hello Yarn group on Ravelry for discussing the pattern.
These mittens were originally created for Mitten School, so I filled them with fun little bits that make mitten knitting exciting to me. The are hemmed, have a picot edge, a stranded braid, gusset, Swiss darning (duplicate stitch) and a gorgeous soft lining. Once you’ve knit these, you’ll be fearless! This is a charted pattern with written instructions and full color photos.
For best results, please 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.
I’ll be back soon with handspun socks!