December 1st is here! Winter temperatures have finally hit Philadelphia, and we’re delighted to have a new pile of mittens to choose from when braving the colder temperatures.
The top of the hand is worked in a traditional gansey pattern, and the palm utilizes a texturized broken ribbing. Much like the original gansey garments, these mittens are worked at a slightly denser gauge, which provides a nice, structured fabric on both front and back.
I originally envisioned the mittens in Derwentwater, as navy is a traditional color of ganseys, but when we received our new Cumbria Fingering colors for fall, I knew the final sample had to be made in the new mid-tone blue, Coniston.
YARN: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering: Coniston, 1 skein.
GAUGE: 30 sts + 48 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in broken rib pattern, after blocking.
1 - set US 1 (2.25 mm) dpns.
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle.
SIZE: 10.75” (27.25 cm) total length, 8.25” (21 cm) circumference.
SKILLS: Working knit/purl patterning from charts, Channel Island Cast-On.
• For a tutorial on the Channel Island Cast On, visit our tips and tricks here.
• For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
• For a tutorial on cabling without a cable needle, visit our tips and tricks here.
• For a tutorial on picking up stitches from waste yarn to work the mitten thumb, visit our tips and tricks here.