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Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens Pattern

Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens Pattern

“Mmm . . . tweedy warmth.”

They say that if you keep your pulse points warm, you’ll stay warm all over. These tweedy cuffs prove that theory nicely. And you can turn the cozy quotient up or down for outdoors or in. Pick a colorwork chart, an edging, then finish as little cuffs, fingerless gloves or full mittens. Add color choice to the mix and the possibilities are infinite!

The cuffs are surprisingly warm and practical. Make a pair to peek from under your coat sleeves, grab your wellies and go for a walk! Don a pair of fingerless gloves for knitting outdoors or texting on the go. Or keep your precious knitting digits toasty and fully covered with the adorable and festive mittens!

One size: To fit hand 7–8" around the palm.
Cuffs: Approx. 7"/18cm around x 3½"/9cm long.
Fingerless Gloves: Approx. 7"/18cm around x 7½"/19cm long, or desired length.
Mittens: Approx. 7"/18cm around x 10½"/27cm long, or desired length.

Yarn usage given for cuffs, with fingerless gloves and mittens in parentheses ( ).
2 (3, 3) skeins Rowan Fine Tweed (98 yds/90m each): 1 (2, 2) skein(s) in Main Color (MC) and 1 skein in Contrast Color (CC).
Cuffs: Shown in MC Keld 363/CC Nappa 380.
Fingerless Gloves: Shown in MC Pendle 377/CC Bell Busk 376.
Mittens: Shown in MC Bainbridge 369/CC Arncliffe 360.

Or approx. 55 (110, 160) yds/50 (100, 146)m of MC, and 40 yds/37m of CC
 in an equivalent fingering-weight yarn. Add or subtract approx. 10 yds/9m of MC for each 1"/2.5cm of adjusted hand length.

US 3 (3.25mm) double-point needles (set of 5), or size to obtain gauge.
US 1½ (2.5mm) double-point needles, or 2–3 sizes smaller than gauge size.
1 (2, 2) stitch markers. Darning needle to finish.

Approx. 28 sts = 4"/10cm on larger needles in stranded pattern in the round.
Approx. 26 sts = 4"/10cm on larger needles in stockinette stitch in the round.

The pattern includes helpful information about color dominance that will help you be consistent and make the most of contrasting colors. When choosing your yarns, make sure you choose enough contrast between the colors. Start with foolproof high-contrast color combinations, then branch out—be sure to swatch to confirm your selection. You won’t regret taking the time to do this.

Stranded colorwork knitting benefits tremendously from wet blocking – it evens up the stitches, adds loft and fullness to the yarn, and can even make the items warmer! It also helps you lose the 'raw' look of an item that’s fresh off the needles. More time well spent!

Digital Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens pattern. (Download)

Printed Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens pattern. (Requires shipping.)