Beautiful double mittens, designed to bring both beauty and warmth to cold winter days. Inner- and outer mittens are worked separately. Inner mittens are thick and warm, worked with yarn held double. Outer mittens are delicate lace mittens, worked with single strand of yarn. Lace cuff is worked back and forth and then joined for working in the round at the beginning of thumb gusset.
Skill level: Experienced. Lace pattern is charted.
Hand circumference 7 ½” / 19 cm
One size to fit a woman.
Garnstudio Drops Alpaca; 183 yds / 167 m per 50 g skein; 100 % alpaca:
2 skeins in #4434 Purple (MC);
a little over 1 skein in #0100 White (CC)
or Sport weight yarn (also sock yarn works well)
approx. 295 yds / 270 m in MC
approx. 210 yds / 190 m in CC.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
For Inner mittens:
Size 4 US / 3.5 mm double pointed needles or a long circular needle for Magic Loop technique
For Outer mittens:
Size 2 ½ US / 3 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long
Size 2 ½ US / 3 mm double pointed needles (optional, you can also use the needle above and Magic Loop technique)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
waste yarn for holding gusset stitches
3 stitch markers
20 sts and 24 rows in Stockinette stitch using size 4 US / 3.5 mm needles and yarn held double = 4” / 10 cm
23 sts and 36 rows in Stockinette stitch using size 2 ½ US / 3 mm needles and a single strand of yarn = 4” / 10 cm