Cotton Reel Mittens PDF
This pattern is a downloadable PDF file.
Fun, colorful mittens that can be made either fingerless or with closed tops to keep your fingers toasty warm. They combine traditional stranded colorwork techniques and shaping, with a simple and modern geometric pattern. The cuffs begin with an I-cord edging that creates little loops for hanging or for attaching an optional string, because even grown ups can lose their mittens and you put too much work into these for that! Colorful reels of cotton inspired my friend Natalie's wonderful dyeing. The colorwork pattern also echoes the shape of the ends of the reels, like the prints I made from them as a child.
Yarn: Full Version - 130yd; Fingerless Version - 100yd
Needles: US 3 dpns
Gauge: 36 sts and 36 rounds = 4" in stranded colorwork
Size: 4" across hand at widest point, full version are 9" long and fingerless version are 7"
PDF updated 10/15/12.