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Gimble Mittens


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  • Stranded

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These stranded colourwork mittens have a Scandinavian thumb with gusset for a better fit, and a long, narrow cuff to fit inside your coat sleeves. (Directions for a shorter cuff are included.) The mittens are worked in the round from the cuff up, with the thumb stitches picked up and worked at the end. Use whichever method you prefer -- DPNs, Magic Loop, or 2 circular needles -- for working in the round. The pattern is charted only, with instructions for doing lifted increases and 2- stitch cables without a cable needle. It also includes a link to a video demonstrating the double start cast on used in the sample. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY stranded colourwork/Fair Isle chart reading GAUGE 18 (16) sts = 2" in stranded colourwork in the round (Size is changed by altering gauge. For a good fit, you will need to do a gauge swatch) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 7 (8)" hand circumference, measured around the base of the fingers

Supplies Needed

  • Quince & Co Tern (75% wool, 25% silk; 202m/221yds per 50g) MC (Boothbay Blue): 1 skein, CC (Oyster), 1 skein
  • 2.75mm/US2(for7"circ.)OR 3.25mm/US3 (for 8" circ.) or size needed to get correct gauge, DPNs/2 circulars/1 long circular (depending on preference for working in the round)
  • 1 stitch marker

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Elizabeth Elliott
Elizabeth Elliott
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, Elizabeth is adjusting to life in the Dirty South with the help of her very Southern husband. She writes about her adventures in fibre at