As hinted at in yeserday's post, the Ribbon mitten pattern is now available!Simple mittens made very fancy by using the Estonian Roositud inlay technique -– a quick method that is the simplest colourwork technique that you’ll ever learn. If you can knit Stockinette in the round and wrap stitches, you can make these mittens!
Copies are available right over here on Ravelry. They'll also be turning up in my Etsy shop later on today. You say you're not familiar with this Estonian Roositud inlay thing? Not a problem! Check out the tutorial that I've prepared right over here.Now for the usual suspects:
Size: Women’s medium (or any hand that is 7.5” in circumference.)
Gauge: 6 stitches/8 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in Stockinette st.
Yarn: 1 skein of Patons Classic Wool (223 yd/100 g) in Leaf Green (MC) and partial skeins (15 yds of each,) of three different contrasting yarns of a similar weight. The contrasting yarns used here are Patons Classic Wool (223 yd/100 g) in Aran (CC1) and Knit Picks Merino Style (123 yd/50 g) in Strawberry (CC2) and Rhubarb (CC3.)
**NOTE: Knit Picks Merino Style is no longer available in the Strawberry and Rhubarb colourways. The following substitutions can be made: partial skeins (15 yds of each) of Patons Classic Wool (223 yd/100 g) in Bright Red (CC2) and That’s Pink (CC3.)
Needles: One set of five (5) double pointed needles in US 3 (3.25 mm) or size necessary to obtain gauge.
Notions: A 10” length of yarn in a comparable weight (but contrasting colour) to hold thumb stitches, a stitch marker to mark beginning of round (optional) and a sewing needle to weave in ends.
Skills Needed: Knitting in the round, decreasing, Roositud inlay, twisted stitches, and chart reading.
I should also mention that these mittens work up fairly quickly, too. They might be the solution to your holiday knitting problems!