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"Perfection is beauty's worst enemy."

- Coco Chanel


Stone Hollow mittens

These mittens are meant to be worn! Long densely cabled backs keep out the cold ...

... brioche seed stitch adds a cushy grip to the palms ...

... thumbs are stockinette for flexibility, and the thumb shaping is part welt part flap for a comfortable, excellent fit.

Stone Hollow mittens are worked in the round from the bottom up.

Choose to knit the medium-length version - well past the wrist, or the longer, fifteen-inch version

Add an optional Latvian braid to the cuffs for a tidy finish (shown on medium mitten).

Sizes: Pattern includes instructions for both medium and long mittens. Palm circumference is 7". Arm circumference is 8.5 (10)". Hand length is 7.5". Cuff length is 4.5 (7.5)".

Yarn: 2 (3) skeins Sunday Knits 5ply in Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere), Angelic (75% merino, 25% angora) or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed); (each blend has 137 yd / 125 m to 134 oz / 50 g). Shown in Eden iris.
Substitute any light worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge: 250 (350) yd.

Needles & Notions: Size 5 / 3.75 mm dpn or circular needles; cable needle or double-pointed needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch.

Techniques used: Reading charts, cables, cable decreases, slip-stitch brioche, latvian braid (optional). All techniques are explained.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, cable patterns in charted format only, glossary.

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

These mittens are part of the Stone Hollow collection, including a hat and scarf as well as mittens.
All three make use of brioche techniques ... thick, warm and cushy!

Knit Stone Hollow mittens

© Sunday Knits 2014. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker.
Modeled by Rebekah Smith.
Landscape backdrop courtesy William McCarthy Fine Art