Vogue Knitting Fall 2011: #33 Leaf Mittens by Pat Olski

The Fall issue of Vogue Knitting is packed with tons of really great sweaters and accessories for fall and winter knitting. {including - be still our beating hearts - an entire story of Fair Isle in greytones, including a much loved reworked version of a "Squirrel Sweater" from the Japanese pattern book "Hand Knit Story" that we've been dying to knit for a few years}.


Included in the issue is a gorgeous pair of cabled mittens, #33 Leaf Mittens {rav link} {web link} by Pat Olski {rav link}. Knit using Canopy Worsted in River Dolphin, the mittens feature an intricate cable and eyelet leaf design, gusseted thumbs and deep ribbing. They would make an ideal travel project for a fall weekend getaway, or the perfect nighttime knitting when you want to spend some time diving into a really interesting chart.

Pattern Specs: • Hand Circumference: 7 1/2" • Yarn: 2 skeins Canopy Worsted in River Dolphin • Needles: Size US 2 (2.75  mm) and Size US 3* (3.25 mm): double pointed needles • Notions: Cable needle, stitch holder, markers. • Gauge: 22 sts and 33 rounds  = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch using larger needle

Go grab a copy of Vogue Knitting, some Canopy Worsted at your local yarn shop, and cast on today!

*we usually recommend 4-6s for Canopy Worsted to achieve this gauge, so make sure you do a swatch and use the needle size that gets you the right gauge.

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