Festoon Mittens by SpillyJane

Festoon Mittens

Knitting
October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
8" (20.5 cm) palm circumference x 9.5" (24 cm) long
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Begun with a stretchy cast on and constructed from the bottom up with a ribbed cuff knit in the round, these fingering weight Fair Isle mittens are designed in the traditional Scandinavian style. Featuring two different patterns, a diamond motif on the palm side transforms into floral garlands flanked by heraldic eagles on the top side. A darker solid-colored background showcases the lighter gradient foreground, allowing it to be the star and show off the individual stitches. Unlike a traditional ombre-style gradient, this gradient set come in a pre-matched, perfectly coordinating color scheme. A solid afterthought thumb is added on at the end.