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Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens Project - Rowan Fine Tweed Version

Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens Project - Rowan Fine Tweed Version

"Chart a course for cozy colorwork."

They say that if you keep your pulse points warm, you’ll stay warm all over. These surprisingly warm, 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.

Slip on a pair of cuffs for warmth when the thermostat is on low. 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, festive mittens! With color choice in the mix, the possibilities are infinite!

For this project, we have selected some surefire light-dark color combinations, but we understand the urge to experiment! If you want to venture out and use ‘poppier’ colors, just see the Rowan Fine Tweed page for our full offering. See the Knitters’ Notes tab at right for more about color selection.

Pick up the Churchmouse Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens pattern below (if you don't already own it), select your color combinations, and within no time your hands–and all the rest of you–will be warmer.

FINISHED SIZE
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
Cuffs: 2 skeins Rowan Fine Tweed (98 yds/90m each): 1 skein in Main Color (MC) and 1 skein in Contrast Color (CC). Shown top left and center in MC 365 Askrigg/CC 380 Nappa and top right in MC Keld 363/CC Nappa 380.

Fingerless Gloves: 3 skeins Rowan Fine Tweed (98 yds/90m each): 2 skeins in Main Color (MC) and 1 skein in Contrast Color (CC). Shown in MC Pendle 377/CC Bell Busk 376.

Mittens: 3 skeins Rowan Fine Tweed (98 yds/90m each): 2 skeins in Main Color (MC) and 1 skein in Contrast Color (CC). Shown in MC Bainbridge 369/CC Arncliffe 360.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
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.
1–3 stitch markers (depending on item). Darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
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.

When choosing your yarns, make sure you set the brighter contrasting color against a very dark main color. Be sure to swatch to confirm your selection. You won’t regret taking the time to do this.

On our pattern, we used the following combinations:
Cuffs (in Snowflake pattern): Shown in MC Askrigg 365/CC Nappa 380.
Cuffs (in Shepard's Plaid pattern): Shown in MC Keld 363/CC Nappa 380.
Fingerless Gloves (in Houndstooth pattern): Shown in MC Pendle 377/CC Bell Busk 376.
Mittens (in Snowflake pattern): Shown in MC Bainbridge 369/CC Arncliffe 360.

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!

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

Digital Churchmouse Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens pattern. (Download)

COLOR: 369 Bainbridge. Classic crimson.

COLOR: 363 Keld. Woodland browns.

COLOR: 375 Burnsall. Deep, dark maroon.

COLOR: 365 Askrigg. Midnight blue.

COLOR: 368 Gunnerside. Weathered indigo.

COLOR: 377 Pendle. Black.

COLOR: 370 Hubberholme. Pine green.

COLOR: 371 Wensley. Teal blue.

COLOR: 383 Leyburn. Golden amber.

COLOR: 381 Richmond. Light, grassy green.

COLOR: 380 Nappa. Palest blue.

COLOR: 378 Litton. Pale sage.

COLOR: 361 Bedale. Faintly taupe.

COLOR: 360 Arncliffe. Oatmeal.

COLOR: 376 Bell Busk. Bright cream.

COLOR: 364 Buckden. Very light grey.

Small clear zipper tote (12" X 7").

colorwork-cuffs-rfit-PDF
   

$8.00


colorwork-cuffs-rfit-printed
   

$8.00


ccm-rfit-369-bainbridge
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-363-keld
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-375-burnsall
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-365-askrigg
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-368-gunnerside
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-377-pendle
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-370-hubberholme
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-371-wensley
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-364-buckden
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-380-nappa
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-383-leyburn
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-381-richmond
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-378-litton
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-361-bedale
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-360-arncliffe
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-376-bell-busk
   

$8.50


ccm-rfit-zipper-tote-sm
   

$14.00