Snow, or an icy blast of wind, won't stand a chance of entering with the foldover cuffs which feature a pretty snowflake motif that you'll love working on the outside and hidden ribbing on the inside for a close, snug fit. A gradient of gently falling snow creates a simple pattern for the main body of the mitten that's quick to work and stranded for extra warmth. Those eye-catching snow flake tips were inspired by the elaborately patterned crowns of fair isle tams – the thumbs feature a delightful miniature version of the same pattern. You'll find the rounded shape and simple thumb gusset makes for a comfortable, cosy pair of mittens. The pattern is written for a perfectly symmetrical pair, but no need to worry if the snow starts falling heavily and unexpectedly – they'll be just as comfortable pulled quickly onto the wrong hand!
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34 sts and 36 rnds = 4" / 10cm in charted stranded colourwork pattern with larger needle
Finished circumference at palm: 9" / 23cm
Finished length (with cuff folded): 9½" / 24cm
Heavy fingering / sport weight wool yarn. Shown in Rauma Finullgarn (100% Norwegian wool, 191 yds / 175m, 1.76oz / 50g)
US 3 / 3.25mm 16" / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd