Mittens are not meant to be taken seriously, nor are they expected to be. Mittens to me are all about fun. But fun and functional can go hand in hand! Hodgepodge mittens are supposed to add a pop of color to your day, to bring a smile to your face when you put them on. The trio of colors allows oodles of customization and personalization possibilities to coordinate with your winter wear or to stand out from it. The deceptively simple colorwork makes it an easy knit. The longer than usual cuffs make it an extra warm accessory. Putting the fun back in function!
Finished Size 3.75” across, 10” tall.
Yarn: Bumblebirch Wellspring, 100% Superwash Merino; 490yds/100g: Embers (MC), Glacier (CC1), and Dandelion (CC2), 1 skein each.
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231yds/50g: Ash (MC), Green Tea Heather (CC1), and Cyan (CC2), 1 skein each.
Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm): double-pointed (dpn); Size 3 (3.25 mm): dpn. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders or scrap yarn; tapestry needle.
Gauge 34 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stranded colorwork on larger needles.
Notes The pattern on these mittens is quite easy to knit. Each row has a 4-stitch pattern for ease of repetition, making it so you don’t have to continuously refer to the charts. This makes the mittens knit up surprisingly fast.
The Designer Annie Watts is a Colorado crafter who believes that above all, both the process of knitting and the final object should be fun. She highly enjoys coming up with new designs to share with everyone to add a bit of zaniness to an all too serious world. You can see more Wattsolak goodies at wattsolak.com or on Twitter at @Wattsolak. For questions about this pattern please contact Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org.