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
285 yards of Fingering weight
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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 my house is slowly being taken over by yarn and fiber.