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.
For anyone who might be interested in knitting their own pair of Iditarod Mittens, I’ve made the pattern available on Ravelry and Etsy.
That’s all for today friends. Happy crafting!