Two-tone mittens

Two-tone mittens



SIZE: Length: 28cm (11in)

Hand circumference: 21cm (81/4in)

Cuff circumference: 26cm (101/4in)

YARN: Blacker Yams Pure Shetland Wool (4ply weight; 100% wool, 175m/191yds per 50g ball)

A White; 1 x 50g ball

B Dark; 1 x 50g ball

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 set 2.5mm (UK 12-13/US 1-2) double-pointed needles1 x 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) knitting needle (for cast-on)

Waste yarn

Stitch markers

TENSION

32 sts and 38 rounds to 10cm over 2 colour twined st st on 2.5mm needles

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

LLI: Left lifted increase. With the left needle, lift the stitch below the stitch just worked, slip as if to purl through the back loop, transfer it to the left needle and knit.

RLI: Right lifted increase. With the right needle, lift the stitch below the next stitch, transfer it to the left needle and knit through the back of the loop.

CASTING ON

Measure 1.25m of yarn A, fold the yarn double at this point and tie the folded end together with 1 strand of yarn B with a knot. This knot will be undone later, so don’t make it too tight. Holding the doubled A over your thumb, and B over your forefinger, cast on 70 sts on a 3mm straight knitting needle using the long-tail method. The stitches will be formed with B and the cast-on edge will be formed with A. Cast on rather firmly, for a sturdy edge. Transfer the stitches to 2.5mm double- pointed needles. Join to work in the round, taking care not to twist the stitches, and place marker for start of round.

TWINED HERRINGBONE BRAID

Rnd 1: With yarns in front and bringing working yarn over the previous colour, *P1 A, PI B; rep from * to end. The floats will lean to the right. Note: Yarns will twist on this round, but will untwist on Rnd 2.

Rnd 2: With yarns in front and bringing working yarn under previous colour, *P1 A, P1 B; rep from * to end. The floats will lean to the left.

CUFF

Work same for Left and Right mitten.

Next rnd: With yarn A, knit.

Next rnd: With yarn A, purl.

Next 2 rnds: WithyarnB, knit.

Nextrnd: With yarn A, knit.

Work the Cuff chart.

Note: At end of Rnd 9 of chart, the beginning of rnd shifts 1 st to the right (shown in chart).

WRIST

Next rnd: With yarn A, knit.

Next rnd: With yarn B, knit.

Next rnd: With yarn B, *K5, K2tog; rep from* to end. 60 sts.

RIGHT MITTEN ONLY

Next 6 rnds: *K2A, P2B; rep from* to end.

Next rnd: With yarn B, K.

Next rnd: With yarnB, K5, Ml, K16, Ml, K to last stitch, K1 A. 62 sts.

LEFT MITTEN ONLY

Next 6 rnds: *P2 B, K2 A; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: With B, Knit.

Next rnd: With B, K39, Ml, K16, Ml, K to end. 62 sts.

HAND RIGHT MITTEN ONLY

Gusset set-up (Rnd l): Work first two sts of Right hand chart, pm, work Thumb gusset chart, pm, work Right hand chart to end of rnd.

Gusset rnd (Rnds 2-20): Work first two sts of Right hand chart, slm, work Thumb gusset chart, slm, work Right hand chart to end of rnd.

Rnd 21: Work first two sts of Right hand chart. Remove marker, transfer the 17 gusset sts to waste yarn, remove marker. Using the backwards loop method, cast on 9 sts above gusset sts, alternating A and B as indicated in the chart, work to end of rnd. 67 sts.

Rnd 22: Work even.

Rnd 23: Dec 1 as indicated in chart, work to end. 66 sts.

Rnd 24: Work even.

Rnd 25: Dec 1 as indicated in chart, work to end. 65 sts.

LEFT MITTEN ONLY

Gusset setup (Rnd l): Work to last 6 sts of Left hand chart, pm, work Thumb gusset chart, pm, work Left hand chart to end of rnd.

Gusset rnd (Rnds 2-20): Work to marker, slm, work Thumb gusset chart, slm, work Left hand chart to end of rnd.

Rnd 21: Work Left hand chart to marker. Remove marker, transfer the 17 gusset sts to waste yarn, remove marker. Using backward loop, cast on 9 sts above gusset sts, alternating yarns A and B as indicated in the chart, work to end of rnd. 67 sts.

Rnd 22: Work even.

Rnd 23: Dec 1 as indicated in chart, work to end. 66 sts.

Rnd 24: Work even.

Rnd 25: Dec 1 as indicated in chart, work to end. 65 sts.

CONTINUE FOR BOTH MITTENS

Complete Right/Left hand chart -11 sts rem. Break yarn and pull both yarns through the remaining stitches. Weave in ends on the inside. Undo the knot at the beginning of the cuff and weave in the ends.

THUMB (both mittens)

Return 17 gusset sts to double-pointed needles.

Rnd 1: Join A and B; following the Thumb chart, pick up and knit stitches as follows: 2 sts in corner between gusset and hand stitches; 9 sts across cast-on stitches of the hand; 2 sts in corner between hand and gusset stitches. 30 sts.

Rnd 2: 2 sts dec as indicated in chart. 28 sts.

Rnd 3: Sl 1 st to the last needle (indicated in chart). Pm for new beg of rnd. Work even. Complete Thumb chart - 8 sts rem.