Mittens are my favourite thing to knit in the fall because they seem like the perfect way to prepare for the winter. Thereʼs nothing like having warm mittens to slip your hands in when the snow begins to fly. These mittens were inspired by that first winter snow. The braid on the cuff helps the cuff to lie flat and the two colour fair isle pattern makes them thicker than a single colour mitten.
Yarn: 2 contrasting colours of Lambs Pride Super Wash (Worsted), about 50g per colour
Needles: 4mm dpns or whatever gets you the gauge.
Other Materials: waste yarn or a stitch holder
Skills Required: Casting on, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, and two colour stranded knitting*
*This project is straight forward enough that it is appropriate for knitters new to working with two colours simultaneously.
These mittens were partially inspired by a pair I knit last year for Cassie, creatively titled “Cassie’s Mittens II”
The picture is a bit sketchy but you get the idea. I’m contemplating writing up this pattern as well if there’s any interest. It also may depend on if I can dig up the charts I made and figure out the specifics. Hope you enjoy the pattern and if there are any questions or need of clarification please let me know. I’m new to this whole “design” thing so if you have any constructive criticisms for my pattern writing I would love to hear it. Happy Knitting!