Sanders Mittens are a pair of cozy and classic colorwork mittens that will help put a smile on even the grumpiest face. This pattern uses 3 different charts for the main body of the mittens, with no more than 2 colors used per row and no colorwork done on thumbs or top decreases, making this a great pattern for newbies to fair isle knitting. The pattern includes two sizes for adults in two different suggested yarns to help ensure a perfect fit, because we all know there’s nothing worse than cold hands on a winter day.
Pattern uses a color chart for color placement, with written instructions for the rest of the pattern. Pattern has been fully tested before release. Colorwork is inspired by upcycled wool mittens made by Jen Ellis as seen worn by Bernie Sanders on January 20, 2021. Charts are my own creation.
-Size One: 8”/20 cm long by 3.5”/9 cm wide (small/medium adult hand)
-Size Two: 9”/23 cm long by 4”/10 cm wide (large adult hand)
24 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm in st st colorwork, blocked
US Size 5 (3.75mm) DPNs (or preferred needles for working in the round for small diameter item), or size needed to obtain gauge
-Size One: Lion Brand Wool-Ease (worsted 80% acrylic/20% wool; 197 yards/180 meters; 3.5 oz/100 grams per skein): Color A-Cranberry, 97 yards/88 meters; Color B-Rose Heather, 97 yards/88 meters; Color C-Wheat, 97 yards/88 meters; Color D-Blush Heather, 97 yards/88 meters
-Size Two: Patons Classic Wool (worsted 100% wool; 194 yards/177 meters; 3.5 oz/100 grams per skein): Color A-Black, 97 yards/88 meters; Color B-Heath Heather, 97 yards/88 meters; Color C-Aran, 97 yards/88 meters; Color D-Natural Mix, 97 yards/88 meters
-Or similar worsted weight (size 4 medium) yarn in 4 colors of choice, approximately 97 yards/88 meters per color for a total of 388 yards/352 meters yarn for either Size One or Size Two