The Frost mittens, inspired by classic Scandinavian motifs, feature a large Nordic star, bands of colourwork, and a lining for extra warmth. Worked in Icelandic Lettlopi, these mittens will keep your fingers toasty from the winter solstice to the spring equinox.
These mittens are worked from the cuff up with thumb gussets. The outer mitten is worked first, then stitches are picked up around the inside of the cuff and the lining is worked in the opposite direction. Once completed, the lining is tucked into the outer mitten.
Adult S/M [Adult M/L] to fit 19  cm/7.5 [8.25]” hand circumference as measured at the knuckles
Sample shown is Adult M/L
18.5 [20.5] cm/7.25 ” inner circumference, 21  cm/8.25 ” outer circumference, 21 [23.5] cm/8.25 [9.25]” hand length, 26.5  cm/10.5 [11.5]” total length
Choose a size with a finished inner circumference approximately 0.5 cm/0.25” smaller than the wearer’s actual hand circumference. This ensures the lining will fit snugly.
23 stitches & 24 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Frost pattern, after wet blocking, on larger needles
20 stitches & 29 rounds = 10 cm/4” in Stockinette Stitch, after wet blocking, on smaller needles
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
Worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:
C1 (blue): 124  m/136  yd
C2 (beige): 61  m/67  yd
C3 (red): 97  m/107  yd
Shown in Ístex Léttlopi (100% Icelandic wool; 100 m/109 yd per 50g/1.75 oz ball) in colours C1: Ocean Blue (9419), C2: Light Beige Heather (0086), C3: Crimson Red (9434)
One set 4 mm/US 6 needles*
One set 5 mm/US 8 needles*
Or sizes needed to obtain gauge
*Either one set of DPNs, two circular needles, or one long circular needle, in each size, as you prefer for small circumference knitting in the round.
Additional Tools and Notions
Stitch markers (1 unique, 4 matching), removable stitch markers (3), waste yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle
Colourwork pattern is charted only (no written instructions)
Price: $7.00 CAD/$5.50 USD