Vermont Carriage Mittens Pattern Download
This pattern uses a vintage technique of knitting loops with a second strand of yarn carried along as the knitting is worked, then cut, brushed, and trimmed to create the finished texture. Keep in mind, however, that at least twenty-five years of wear also are needed to create the felted patina that makes these mittens so special!
Finished size: 8 inches (20.3 cm) interior circumference and 10 inches (25.4 cm) long
Yarn: Peace Fleece Worsted, 75% fine wool/25% mohair yarn, worsted weight, 200 yards (182.9 m)/113 gram (4.0 oz) skein or 25 yards (22.9 m)/14 gram (.5 oz) mini-skein, 2 skeins of Antarctica White (MC), 1 mini-skein each of Ukranian Red (CC1), Poashja Hemlock (dark green; CC2), and Shaba Green (medium green; CC3)
Needles: sizes 1 (2.25 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, cat/dog brush or hairbrush with metal bristles
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st on larger needles
Originally Published: PieceWork January/February 2016