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Tapestry Mittens

Oct 27, 2009
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These fully lined Fair Isle mittens are worked in the round in an allover two-color tapestry pattern. A smooth merino lining keeps hands extra warm. I-cord cast-ons, charted thumbs, and multiple sizes make this a special pattern.

Designer Elinor Brown
Finished Size 7½ (8¼, 9¾)" inner mitten circumference, 8 (9¼, 10½)" outer mitten circumference, and 9½ (10½, 11)" long. Mittens shown in smallest size.
Yarn Classic Elite Fresco (60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora; 164 yd [150 m]/50 g): #5328 rum raisin (MC) and #5303 cinder (CC), 1 skein each. Classic Elite Classic One Fifty (100% merino; 150 yd [137 m]/50 g): #7234 berry, 2 skeins (for inner mitten).
Needles Small outer mitten—size 1½ (2.5 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Medium outer mitten—size 2½ (3 mm): set of 4 or 5 dpn. Large outer mitten—size 4 (3.5 mm): set of 4 or 5 dpn. Inner mitten, all sizes—size 4 (3.5 mm): set of 4 or 5 dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
• Markers (m);
• waste yarn;
• tapestry needle.
Gauge Small mitten: 39 sts and 40 rows = 4" in colorwork patt on smaller needles. Medium mitten: 34 sts and 36 rows = 4" in colorwork patt on smaller needles. Large mitten: 30 sts and 34 rows = 4" in colorwork patt on smaller needles. Inner mitten: 26 sts and 34 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles.


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