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Secret Colorwork Mittens
CategorySocks and Gloves
Est. Yards150 - 300
Payment Notes: final copy + coupon code
Yarn Requirements(light) fingering-weight yarn in two colors
Sizes AvailableL: 74 sts, palm circ approx. 24 cm or 9½
Skills RequiredFair Isle Kitchner Stitch Pick Up Stitches Working from a Chart Working in the Round
I'm looking for test knitters for secret colorwork mittens in two colors. You will need to complete only one mitten by the deadline!
The pattern uses the following techniques: working small circumferences in the round, ability to work stranded colorwork from a chart, grafting, and whip stitch. The pattern requires the ability for managing floats in colorwork; Ladderback Jacquard is recommended but not essential.
The pattern is delivered in clues. After completing each clue, email me a photo of your mitten so far and I'll you the next piece of the pattern. To access the pattern you need a Gmail account.
When you apply:
➤ let me know which size you'd like to test knit
➤ provide me with a link to your past work (e.g., Ravelry projects, Instagram feed, blog)
Applications with either of these missing will not be considered.
➤ S [M, L]
➤ 66 [70, 74] sts
➤ Palm circumference: approx. 21.5 [22.5, 24] cm / 8½ [9, 9½]”
➤ Length from top to wrist: approx. 25.5 cm / 10”
(Light) fingering-weight yarn, 2 colors
➤ Main color (MC): 1 skein
➤ Contrasting color (CC): 1 skein
Choose two colors with a good amount of contrast between them; solid or semi-solid yarns are ideal.
The motifs make more sense with a light MC and dark CC. The colors may be swapped but this creates a film negative effect.
➤ 2.25 mm / US #1 DPNs or circular needle(s) for working small circumferences in the round (or size needed to obtain gauge)
➤ Yarn guide or Norwegian knitting thimble (optional)
➤ 4 stitch markers, 2 for each mitten
➤ Stitch holder (for example, waste yarn or safety pin) for thumb stitches
➤ Darning needle
31 sts × 40 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stranded stockinette, blocked