Simpson Mittens by Jeanette Sloan

Simpson Mittens

November 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Three Colour Tweed stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
328 yards (300 m)
small , medium, large (See below for more details)
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Simpson is the third pattern from the Warm Hands, Warm Hearts collection.

This pattern combines a simple stripe sequence and slipped stitches to create a beautifully subtle tweed texture. It begins on single point needles with a Tricolour Braided Cast On which will take a little time to master if you haven’t used it before. Once the twisted rib edge has been knitted the main pattern of 3 colour tweed stitch combined with short rows which turn the rib into a mitred edge that travels up the side edges of the mitten. Once this is complete the work is transferred onto dpns then worked in rounds of the tweed stitch throughout. After casting off the mitred edge is lapped over at the side of the hand and slipped stitched in place to secure

The mittens are knitted in 3 shades of my Baby Alpaca DK shades shown are Charcoal, Chestnut and Fuchsia

Pattern includes written instructions for 3 sizes:

Actual circumference 18 cm (just over 7 in), length 25.5 cm (10 in)

Actual circumference 19 cm (7 ½ in), length 25.5 cm (just over 10 ½ in)

Actual circumference 20 cm (just under 8 in), length 27.5 cm (just under 11 in)