Inspiration is a funny thing. I’ve wanted to create this pattern since I released the matching hat and cowl patterns several years ago but just never got around to it.
When I popped in to visit Fleece and Harmony and Ken brought Wildwinds 2 ply out for me to see and squish I knew exactly what that yarn wanted to be …. A pair of Iditarod Mittens. It had the texture and feel I had been wanting and once I got knitting, it had the stitch definition that was craving for colorwork mittens. Plus, it is a natural wool which will keep hands warmer.
Of the three natural color choices, I decided upon black and grey but these mittens will also work very well in the Fleece and Harmony Point Prim Sock yarn, if you are craving a wider range of colors.
I’m really happy with how these mittens turn out and I hope that others enjoy them as well.
These mittens are a brand new companion pattern to my Iditarod Hat and Cowl patterns.
Yarn: 165 yards of fingering weight yarn in background color (BC) 125 yards of fingering weight yarn in contrast color (CC)
Pictured in Fleece and Harmony Wildwinds 2 Ply in Black (BC) and Grey (CC)
Needles: 2.75mm double pointed needles
Or sizes necessary to achieve gauge. Please be sure to knit a gauge swatch.
Gauge: 29 sts x 30 rows = 4” in stranded colorwork when blocked.
Finished Size: Mittens are 8” in circumference and 11” in length, when blocked.
Notions: Waste yarn or a stitch holder for holding thumb stitches and a tapestry needle for sewing in ends.
Skill level: Intermediate.
Skills required: knit, purl, reading charts, and stranded knitting.
That’s all for today friends. Happy crafting!