Monday, February 7, 2011

OOPS! One More Mitered Mitten - Thistle

Just when I thought I had posted all of them, I came across one more mitered mitten... Here it is.

Materials: Size 5 needles
Cascade Yarns 220 Sport

Main Color - White
CC1 - Green
CC2 - Purple

Makes women's size large mittens. For smaller or larger size, decrease or increase needle size respectively.

Cast on (52 sts) in CC2 for the ribbed cuff.  I like the cuff in just one color, as a 2x2 rib.  In the solid color row before the main mitten pattern, increase one stitch every 8 stitches to achieve the 60 sts needed.

On the single white rounds between the stem and the bloom, SLIP the colored edging stitch from the row below to carry color on the edge.  For the white rounds between the bands of flowers, use white in the edging stitches.  If you really want those stitches colored, you can go back and duplicate stitch them.

This pattern is designed in the round, with a mitered top and a mitered afterthought thumb.  It can be worked flat, using the edges of the pattern for seaming.

The pattern for the back and front of the thumb is the same, so it is listed only once above.  The blue lines on the palm of the mitten body represent where to knit with scrap yarn for thumb placement.

Happy knitting!


Lauren said...

I'm so happy you posted this! It will be perfect for the yarn I bought in Scotland!

Liz Marino said...

I'm so glad! Thistles and Scotland are a perfect match. Send a pic when you finish! I'd love to see them.