Rococo Mittens

February 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
244 - 282 yards (223 - 258 m)
Adult M/L
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The Rococo Mittens are a flight of fancy on a small canvas, the perfect combination of sturdy, enduring yarn and refined patterning.

Pattern is charted with extensive written instructions to cover all aspects of knitting the mitten in case you happen to be new to the process. Two versions of the chart are included showing pattern as dark on light background, or light on dark background to make it easier to work with either contrast.

Instructions are also given for an optional ribbed lining to make the mittens warmer and more structured.

SIZE Women’s Medium/Large

FINISHED DIMENSIONS (after blocking)
Hand Circumference (approximately): 8”
Length cuff to tip: 9 ½“

Approximately 162 yards fingering/sport weight wool in Main Color (MC)
Approximately 120 yards fingering/sport weight wool in Contrast Color (CC)
Small amount of waste yarn for provisional cast on (if desired)
Additional yarn of a similar or lighter weight for a lining

Yardages have been padded by 15% to accommodate differences in knitting style

Made with 1 skein each of Daughter of a Shepherd Ram Jam Sport (100% wool from mixed breeds, 185 yards/3 ½ ounces (169 meters/ 50 grams)
Shown in color 3 Natural Black (MC) and color 0 Natural White (CC).

32 stitches and 32 rounds = 4” in charted colorwork pattern on Main Fabric Needle, relaxed after wet-blocking

Main Fabric Needle: One set double-pointed or 40” circular for magic loop
Suggested size: US 1 ½ (2.5 mm)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Blunt tapestry needle, stitch markers, smooth scrap yarn of a similar weight for holding thumb stitches

Long Tail Cast On
Crochet Chain Provisional Cast On (optional)
Knitting in the round using double-pointed needles or magic loop
Increasing and decreasing
Stranded colorwork