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Broughton

The Broughton mittens are a fun, challenging project featuring design details inspired by traditional Norwegian and Estonian mittens. Choose between traditional mittens and practical flip-tops.

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The Broughton mittens features simple but effective small repeating stitch patterns, combined with a bold geometric cuff pattern. They include some new, fun techniques like the Estonian Kihnu braids at the cuff, and feature an optional flip-top opening. Ysolda designed the flip-tops because she wanted to be able to quickly use her fingers without risking a mitten falling in a puddle!



For extra warmth, softness and a neat finish the mittens are lined with lambswool, which is used held double to add a pop of contrast on the cuffs. The thumbs and flip-top openings are worked using an afterthought method where stitches are held by knitting them with scrap yarn, which is removed afterwards to create an opening and live stitches — this is a really useful technique that you can use for sock heels and pockets, as well as thumbs.


Pattern formats

The pattern includes the following versions:
  • A5 booklet printed in full colour on high quality recycled paper, with download code for the pdf pattern
  • 3 column format pdf designed to be printed on A4 or letter paper

Supplies

Outer (MC & C1): Double knitting DK wool yarn. Shown in Rauma 3tr. Strikkegarn (100% Norwegian wool, 118 yds / 108m, 1.76oz / 50g) Lining (C2): Heavy laceweight / light fingering wool yarn. Shown in Rauma Lamullgarn (100% Norwegian wool, 273 yds / 250m, 1.76oz / 50g)

Needle A: Size US 4 / 3.5mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd. Needle B: Size US 21/2 / 3mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd. Change needle size as necessary to get gauge, and use a needle two sizes smaller than needle A for needle B

Gauge

26 sts and 28 rnds = 4" / 10cm in charted stranded colourwork pattern with larger needle

Skills for knitting this project

  • knitting, purling
  • casting on, binding off
  • working in the round
  • working small circumferences in the round
  • colourwork (using a chart)
  • make one increases
  • k2tog decreases
  • ssk decreases

Optional Techniques


Helpful tutorials


    Supplies

    Yarn

    Outer (MC & C1): Double knitting DK wool yarn.
    Shown in Rauma 3tr. Strikkegarn (100% Norwegian wool, 118 yds / 108m, 1.76oz / 50g)

    Lining (C2): Heavy laceweight / light fingering wool yarn.
    Shown in Rauma Lamullgarn (100% Norwegian wool, 273 yds / 250m, 1.76oz / 50g)

    Neutral
    MC: 107, C1: 104, C2: L36

    Classic
    MC: 174, C1: 101, C2: L74

    Vibrant
    MC: 173, C1: 146, C2: L21

    MC: 85[95, 110] yds / 80[90, 100]m
    C1: 75[80, 90] yds / 65[75, 85]m
    C2: 125[140, 155] yds / 115[125, 145]m

    Needles and notions

    Needle A: Size US 4 / 3.5mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd.

    Needle B: Size US 21/2 / 3mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd.

    Change needle size as necessary to get gauge, and use a needle two sizes smaller than needle A for needle B


    Sizing

    3 sizes available, choose a size approx 1.5” larger than the circumference of your hand above the thumb.
    Finished circumference: 8¼[9¼, 9¾]“ / 21.5[23, 24.5] cm Finished length: 9[9½, 10]” / 22.5[23.5, 25] cm
    Shown in size medium

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