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This is a pattern for a lined pair of mittens worked from the bottom up and in the round, using the stranded colourwork technique.

Yarn kits from Gathered Sheep Yarns!

Stitches are provisionally cast on, before working Tvinnarand braid/plait, the wrist, and then mitten chart. Then you will rejoin lining yarn and work lining in stockinette following your mitten and chart (in a needle 1 size smaller than you used for outer mitten).

If you would rather not work the lining, cast on sts and then work a 4 - 8 rounds of rib before working braid and charts (you may want to use the Ladderback, also called, Invisible Jacquard) technique. There is an explanation with sample and image on page 6 to help you with this technique.

There are charts for Left and Right mittens. Size is determined by the needle size (a chart with a slightly larger thumb width is also included, if needed). Lighter Mitten charts are on pages 8 - 12, if these work better with your printer or viewing platform.

yarn:
Shetland 4ply by Gathered Sheep Yarns; Fingering; 100% Pure Shetland Wool; 234yds (213.97m) / 55g
approximate yarn amounts for a pair of mittens:
MC (Ghoulish Cocktail) - 28 (30, 32, 38) g; 120 (128, 137, 162) yds/ 109 (117, 125, 148) m
CC (Dreamy) - 24 (26, 28, 33) g; 103 (111, 120, 141) yds/ 94 (102, 125, 129) m
Lining (Refreshing) - 38 (40, 42, 48) g; 162 (170, 179, 205) yds/ 148 (156, 164, 187) m
waste yarn for provisional cast-on
small amounts for beak, eye pupil, and any other embellishments
needles:
2.0mm (us no 0) DPNs 6in/15cm; set of 5
2.25mm (us no 1) DPNs 6in/15cm; set of 5
2.5mm (us no 1.5) DPNs 6in/15cm; set of 5
2.75mm (us no 2) DPNs 6in/15cm; set of 5
3.0mm (us no 2.5) DPNs 6in/15cm; set of 5
2.0mm - 3.0mm crochet hook for provisional cast-on
gauge:
34 (32, 30, 28) sts x 34 (32, 30, 28) rows = 4in/10cm measured over stranded stockinette
approximate finished size:
Size is determined by needle size. If you work the lining the inner circumference will be decreased by approximately 0.25in/0.5cm and using a needle one size smaller.
additional tools:
needle to weave in ends, waste yarn/stitch holder
You will get a PDF (6MB) file
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