These mittens are based on traditional Norwegian lice stitch sweaters. Typically knit in natural colored wool contrasted with navy, red, or dark green, this more “manly” style will appeal to a wide range of wearers. Length may be added, and the width may be adjusted in multiples of 8. One 4 stitch repeat on the front and back will add about 1.25” (3 cm) to the circumference.
The chart uses the MC and CC as shown in the sample. We have also included a chart using a symbol in place of the CC. If your colors differ, you may elect to color in the alternate chart with the colors you are using.
There should be plenty of yardage left over to knit a second pair of mittens by reversing the MC and CC used.
YARN: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein): appleby castle (MC), scafell pike (CC), 1 skein each.
GAUGE: 28 sts and 32 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in colorwork pattern on larger needles, after blocking.
1 set - US 1 (2.25 mm) dpns.
1 set - US 2 (2.75 mm) dpns.
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, 2 yds smooth waste yarn of comparable gauge.
SIZE: 11.5” (29 cm) total length, 8.5” (21.5 cm) circumference.
SKILLS: Stranded colorwork from charts.
• For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
• For a tutorial on picking up stitches from waste yarn to work the mitten thumb, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
• For a tutorial on using the alternate colorway chart provided in the pattern, visit our Tips and Tricks here.