DESCRIPTIONInspiration for the Evergrey Mitts came from the silver needles of a blue spruce (Picea pungens). The cuffs are worked using a lace-and-twisted-stitch rib that reminded me of a forest floor covered with fallen needles. The back of the hand is adorned with a cabled spruce motif encased in a medallion of twisted stitches.
The mitts are worked in the round cuff up using either double-pointed needles or magic loop. Left and right mitts can be worked two-at-a-time.
The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for the stitch patterns.
Share your project with the hashtags #evergreymitts and #talviknits.
Add both Evergrey Mitts and Evergrey Socks in your cart and get 15% off your entire order!
- One size: 56 sts
- Hand circumference: approx. 16.5 cm / 6½"
- Total length: approx. 22.5 cm / 8¾"
- Cuff length: approx. 10 cm / 4"
- Kässäkerho Pom Pom Donegal Tweed (85% merino, 15% viscose, 400 m/100 g, 437 yd/3.53 oz), 1 skein in the colorway Hopea
- or approx. 200 m / 220 yd of fingering-weight yarn
- 2.25 mm / US #1 double-pointed needles or circular needle(s) for working small circumferences in the round (or size needed to obtain gauge)
- 2 stitch markers (4 if working two-at-a-time)
- 2 cable needles
- Stitch holder for thumb stitches (e.g., waste yarn or safety pin)
- Darning needle
- 30 sts × 42 rnds = 10 cm / 4" in reverse stockinette
- 28 sts × 42 rnds = 10 cm / 4" in Fallen Needles Rib
TECHNIQUES USEDThis pattern uses the following techniques: working small circumferences in the round on double-pointed needles or in magic loop, lace, twisted stitches, casting on in the middle of a round, picking up stitches, and advanced cables.
The ability to work from a chart is recommended but written instructions are also provided for the stitch patterns.
Some cables require the use of two cable needles; cabling without a cable needle will speed up your knitting.