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Three Wishes Stranded Colorwork Mittens

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Three Wishes Stranded Colorwork Mittens
Three Wishes Stranded Colorwork Mittens
Three Wishes Stranded Colorwork Mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl in the round using two colors
  • read and work from a colorwork chart
  • do directional increases (m1L and m1R)
  • graft using kitchener stitch

Pattern Description:

This stranded mitten pattern features mirrored designs on the right and left hands, with a different pattern on the palms. Knit from the cuff up, it features corrugated ribbing and a thumb gusset. The top is finished with grafting a small number of stitches together.

To knit this pattern, you will need fingering weight yarn in two contrasting colors -- approximately 150 yds./137 m of the main color and approximately 135 yds./123 m of the contrast color. Sample is shown in madelinetosh tosh sock (100% merino) in Ink (main color) and Napoli (contrast color). (Note that two skeins of the recommended yarn will be more than enough to knit two pairs of mittens!) You'll also need three stitch markers, a yarn needle (to weave in ends), and a length of waste yarn (to hold your thumb stitches).

Note: Knit in the gauge given, these mittens have a dense fabric. If you prefer a looser fabric and a slightly larger fit, go up one needle size from the size you need to obtain gauge.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.


40 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches in stranded pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Cuff circumference: 7.5 in./19 cm
  • Length: 8.75 in./22.25 cm from cuff to tip


  • 150 yds./137 m of main color of yarn
  • 135 yds./123 m of contrast color of yarn
  • US 0/2.0 mm needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) in your preferred type

You Will Also Need:

  • three stitch markers
  • yarn needle
  • length of waste yarn (to hold thumb stitches)

Suggested yarn:

285 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

madelinetosh tosh sock (100% merino)


Ink (main color) and Napoli (contrast color)
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Women, Petite, Tall
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I learned to knit from my aunt when I was about 7 years old, but it wasn't until 2005 that I got really serious about the sticks and string. I learned to spin in 2008 and began designing in 2011. Now ...

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