A richly textured, buttoned cuff trims these warm winter mittens in three sizes (S/M/L). A knit/purl welted fabric pairs with an openwork panel of pretty leaves to set off the button detail. Solid stockinette protects the hands from wind and cold; fitted thumb gusset and fingertip shaping complete the mittens with tailored simplicity.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Suggested Yarns: Gynx Merino DK, Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Kent DK, Better Breakfast DK, or Confection Sport, Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK Weight, Wollmeise Merino DK, Skeinny Dipping Cashmerino DK, Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK, madelinetosh tosh merino DK, SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash DK, or any soft, springy DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Finished Size: 6(7, 8) inches around hand (washed and blocked) to fit hands measuring up to 6(7, 8 inches) around palm (excluding thumb)
Yarn requirements: 190(220, 250) yards
Buttons: 4 round buttons that are .375 inch in diameter
Gauge: 22 sts and 35 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (washed and laid flat to dry)
five DPNs size 4US(3.5 mm) for mitten hand (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 3US(3.25 mm) 24-inch circular needle for cuff (or .25 mm smaller than gauge needle)