deep ocean mittens
Waves and spirals gradually shift from deep ocean blue to bright blue skies on these dense, cozy mittens. Worked in a traditional style with an afterthought thumb, they have a simple construction, but lots of clever details— the front of the thumb pattern is a continuation of the palm’s high waves, and the cuff is edged with a clean I-cord. Wear them on all your seafaring exploits!
Average adult woman;
about 8" (20.5 cm) hand circumference and about 8.75" (22 cm) from cuff to tip.
Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine) in 6 colors:
135 yd (123 m) Color 1 40 yd (37 m) Colors 2–5 35 yd (32 m) Color 6.
Shown here: Elemental Affects Shetland Fingering (100% North American Shetland wool; 118 yd [107 m]/28 g): Color 1 White, 1 skein; Color 2 Dark Midn’t Blue, 1 skein; Color 3 Teal, 1 skein; Color 4 Agave, 1 skein; Color 5 Ocean Waves, 1 skein; Color 6 Agean Sea; 1 skein.
Ribbing: Size U.S. 0 (2.0 mm): set of dpn or long circular for magic-loop method.
Colorwork: Size U.S. 1 (2.25 mm): set of dpn or long circular for magic-loop method.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Stitch markers (m); fingering- weight waste yarn; tapestry needle; 2 U.S. 1 (2.25 mm) dpn for I-cord edging.
35 sts and 38 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in colorwork stitch pattern on larger needles.