Midsomer Mittens by Mary O'Shea

Midsomer Mittens

June 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
adult medium
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Even though mittens are not (usually!) needed in Maine in June, this mitten’s name reflects the colors and timing of the design. This pattern was originally conceived in the early spring, with thoughts of summer in mind--the actual working of the sample started right at midsummer, in very Swedish colors! So this one is for all our Swedish “sisters”--Astrid, Sonja and Felicia!

Happy summer-knitting and winter-wearing!

SIZES: 1 Size—Adult Medium

Circumference: 8 inches
Length: 10 inches
Changes to gauge or yarn weight, or adding length, may require extra yarn

GAUGE: 27 sts and 30 rnds = 4”/10cm on gauge size needles (over blocked colorwork pattern).

US 3 (3.25mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Choose needle types base on your preferred method of working (small circumferences) in the round. Options include magic-loop on a 32-inch circular needle, DPNs, or 2 24-inch circular needles.

YARN: DK- weight yarn (4oz. skein/260 yds)
MC (Natural)- 115 yards, CC1 (Blue)—85 yards, CC2 and CC3—30 yards each.

NOTIONS: 2 stitch markers, a length of smooth yarn for a holder, tapestry needle

SKILLS USED: working in the round, decreases (k2tog, ssk), increases (M1) using a chart, 2-color colorwork, picking up stitches