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Birmingham, AL, United States

Elizabeth comes from a long line of fibre-obsessed women. She has recently taken up spinning, which fascinates her husband and confuses her cat.

A transplant from the wilds of Canada's west coast, ...

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Firenze Mittens

from Elizabeth Elliott
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Firenze Mittens
Firenze Mittens
Firenze Mittens
Firenze Mittens
Firenze Mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • stranded colorwork
  • chart reading
  • increases
  • decreases
  • working in the round

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the textiles of the Italian Renaissance, the Firenze mittens come in two sizes, with separate charts for each size. The mittens have a Scandinavian thumb and braiding on the cuffs, and are finished with a three-needle bind off. A matching cowl pattern is also available; both patterns can be made with 1x50g and 1x20g of each colour of the recommended yarn.


34 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches in stranded colourwork

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S: 7"/18cm circumference, 6.9"/17.5cm length from tip to base of hand
  • L: 8"/20cm circumference, 7.7"/19.5cm length


  • 3 stitch markers
  • scrap yarn for holding thumb stitches
  • yarn/tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • Needles: US2/2.75mm or size needed to get gauge, in preferred needle type for small circumference in the round

Suggested yarn:

255 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Sunday Knits 3-ply


2 colours (123 yds of each), plus about 5 yds of a third colour for the braids

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