|Designer: Laura Rintala
Published: July 25, 2008
Skill Level: Intermediate
Colorwork trees worked in a fine gauge make light-as-air mitts perfect for warming cold hands on winter days—be it all dressed up at work or just to cozy up while knitting at home.
Finished Size: 6" hand circumference and 9" long.
Yarn: Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 2-ply (100% cashmere: 400 yd [366 m]/55 g): #30 la nuit (black; MC) and #015 smokey mountain (purple multi; CC), 1 skein each.
Needles: Size 1½ (2.5 mm): set of 5 doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holder; markers (m).
Gauge: 36 sts and 47 rnds = 4" in stranded colorwork.