Color plus texture equals fun!

Inspired by Bohus Stickning techniques, these mittens combine stranded knitting with strategically-placed purl stitches that add texture and blend the color gradient.

Mittens are worked in the round from cuff to top. Thumb is picked up from held stitches along with a few pick up and knits.
The mitten tip is beautifully rounded, and the thumb shaping is part welt part flap for an excellent fit.


Sizes: Palm circumference is 7". Total length is 12". Cuff length is 5".

Yarn: 2 skeins Sunday Knits 5 ply worsted weight yarn (137 yd / 125 m to 1 oz / 50 g) Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed)
plus contrasting colors - 75 yds total length.

Substitute any light worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge: 175 yd main color plus 25 yds each of three contrasting colors.

Needles: Size 5 / 3.75 mm dpn or circular needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 23 sts and 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch.

Techniques used: Stranded knitting, pick up and knit.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, cuff color pattern in charted format only, link to tutorial on joining colors.

Knit Maribo

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Edited by Sandra Whittaker.