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Colourwork Mittens Novita 7 Veljestä ja 7 Veljestä Polaris

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By combining single-colour Novita 7 Veljestä yarn and multi-coloured Novita 7 Veljestä Polaris yarn, you can give a renewed touch to these traditional colourwork mittens.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2016 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 16
Skill level Intermediate
Colourwork Mittens Novita 7 Veljestä ja 7 Veljestä Polaris
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Novita double-pointed needles 20 cm-3.5 mm
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Colourwork Mittens Novita 7 Veljestä ja 7 Veljestä Polaris
Colourwork Mittens Novita 7 Veljestä ja 7 Veljestä Polaris

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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N041616
    Pattern details
    Size
    women(men)

    Yarn demand
    MC Novita 7 Veljestä Polaris Constellation slightly less than 100 (slightly less than 100) g
    CC Novita 7 Veljestä Off White 50 (50) g

    Needles and other supplies
    Needles
    Set of five double pointed needles Novita 3.5
    Set of five double pointed needles Novita 4.0 mm
    Or the sizes required to give you the correct tension

    Designer
    Novita

    Details

    Left mitten

    Using smaller needles and MC cast on 40 (44) sts and divide the stitches onto four double pointed needles (dpns), 10 (11) sts onto each. The beginning of the round will be between the fourth and the first needle. Join to work in the round and work 8 (9) cm in twisted rib stitch.

    K 1 round and at the same time increase 1 st on each needle = 44 (48) sts.

    Change to larger needles and start following the colourwork chart in the following way:

    Women’s mitten: Start at row 1 of Chart I.

    Men’s mitten: Start at row 1 of Chart II.

    Work rows 2–14 (2–16) of the chart.

    Note: When the colourwork strands span 5 or more stitches, weave the strands into knitting on the wrong side of the fabric.

    Next, mark the position for the thumb hole:

    Next row (chart row 15 (17)): Needle 1: Work 11 (12) sts in pattern; Needle 2: Work 9 (10) sts with a small length of contrasting colour yarn (see the red line in the drawing), slip the stitches just worked back onto the left needle and work them in pattern; Needles 3 & 4: work in pattern.

    Women’s mitten: Work rows 16–49 in pattern. You will be decreasing 1 st on the second and fourth needle on row 40 and 1 st on each needle on rows 41–49.

    Men’s mitten: Work rows 18–54 in pattern. You will be decreasing 1 st on the second and fourth needle on row 44 and 1 st on each needle on rows 45–54.

    Cut yarn, thread through stiches and weave in ends.

    Right mitten

    Work as left mitten reversing the position of the thumb. The thumb hole will be worked on the third needle.

    Thumb

    Remove the contrasting yarn marking the position of the thumb. Pick up the sts along lower and upper edge of the hole onto larger needles. Pick up stitches at each end of the hole so that you have 19 (20) sts for the thumb. Divide the sts onto three needles. Join to work in the round and work following the stitch pattern on needle 2 of the mitten.

    Work in pattern until the thumb measures 5 (5.5) cm or until your thumb nail is covered up to halfway. Next, work with MC only and start decreasing for the thumb tip:

    Next round: On each needle, work to last 2 sts, k2tog. (4 sts decreased.)

    Repeat on every following round until you have 4 (3) sts left.

    Next round: K1, pass the other sts over the knit stitch from left to right.

    Weave in ends.

    Finishing

    Steam block the mittens gently.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    Noin 9 x 22 cm

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns
    Twisted rib stitch in the round
    All rounds: *K1 tbl, p1*, repeat *-* to end.

    Stocking stitch in the round
    All rounds. K to end.

    Colourwork in the round
    Working in stocking stitch follow the chart and written instructions

    Tension
    22 sts and 25 rows over colourwork using larger needles = 10 cm square

    Left mitten

    Using smaller needles and MC cast on 40 (44) sts and divide the stitches onto four double pointed needles (dpns), 10 (11) sts onto each. The beginning of the round will be between the fourth and the first needle. Join to work in the round and work 8 (9) cm in twisted rib stitch.

    K 1 round and at the same time increase 1 st on each needle = 44 (48) sts.

    Change to larger needles and start following the colourwork chart in the following way:

    Women’s mitten: Start at row 1 of Chart I.

    Men’s mitten: Start at row 1 of Chart II.

    Work rows 2–14 (2–16) of the chart.

    Note: When the colourwork strands span 5 or more stitches, weave the strands into knitting on the wrong side of the fabric.

    Next, mark the position for the thumb hole:

    Next row (chart row 15 (17)): Needle 1: Work 11 (12) sts in pattern; Needle 2: Work 9 (10) sts with a small length of contrasting colour yarn (see the red line in the drawing), slip the stitches just worked back onto the left needle and work them in pattern; Needles 3 & 4: work in pattern.

    Women’s mitten: Work rows 16–49 in pattern. You will be decreasing 1 st on the second and fourth needle on row 40 and 1 st on each needle on rows 41–49.

    Men’s mitten: Work rows 18–54 in pattern. You will be decreasing 1 st on the second and fourth needle on row 44 and 1 st on each needle on rows 45–54.

    Cut yarn, thread through stiches and weave in ends.

    Right mitten

    Work as left mitten reversing the position of the thumb. The thumb hole will be worked on the third needle.

    Thumb

    Remove the contrasting yarn marking the position of the thumb. Pick up the sts along lower and upper edge of the hole onto larger needles. Pick up stitches at each end of the hole so that you have 19 (20) sts for the thumb. Divide the sts onto three needles. Join to work in the round and work following the stitch pattern on needle 2 of the mitten.

    Work in pattern until the thumb measures 5 (5.5) cm or until your thumb nail is covered up to halfway. Next, work with MC only and start decreasing for the thumb tip:

    Next round: On each needle, work to last 2 sts, k2tog. (4 sts decreased.)

    Repeat on every following round until you have 4 (3) sts left.

    Next round: K1, pass the other sts over the knit stitch from left to right.

    Weave in ends.

    Finishing

    Steam block the mittens gently.


    Skill levels

    Beginner

    Have you just learned to knit, maybe still trying to figure out the very basics like knit and purl stitches? Or are you picking up knitting again for the first time since elementary school? Start here.

    Technique

    Beginner-level patterns include only basic knitting techniques: knitting and purling. You’ll also need to cast on and cast off stitches. The projects can be worked flat or in the round. Easy, regular decreases are used. Most patterns are worked in stockinette or garter stitch. Other simple stitch patterns may occur, and they are always detailed in the written pattern. Stripes of different colours may be used, but no more advanced colourwork.

    Patterns

    All patterns are written and do not include charts. Abbreviations are not used. Getting gauge is not crucial to the finished piece. Patterns include mostly accessories such as scarved and beanies. Pillowcases and other home decoration pieces.

    Adventurous beginner

    Got the basics covered? You’d like to take a swing at your first pair of socks, perhaps some easy cables or colourwork? A treasure of patterns awaits you on this level.

    Technique

    Patterns on this level may include simple colourwork, cables or lace. Colourwork patterns repeats are relatively short, cables simple and symmetrical and lace patterns easy and relatively small, covering details rather than entire pieces. The colourwork, cable and lace stitches are not worked into decreases or increases. Colourwork yarn floats are short, max. 3-4 stitches. Picking up stitches may occur. On this level, you’ll also find easy patterns using domino knitting, log cabin knitting or tunisian crochet.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include simple charts. In case special techniques are employed, they are detailed our in the instructions, either as text or e.g. through videos. The patterns may also suggest ”shortcuts”, i.e. easier ways to accomplish a technique. Most of the basic socks with heel flaps or afterthought heels are on this level, as well as mittens with no-gusset thumbs. There’s also plenty of sweaters, usually yoke sweaters or raglan sleeve sweaters.

    Intermediate

    So knitting is a regular hobby for you? Abbreviations, charts and instructions are no more than a walk in the park? Perhaps you’re looking for something to challenge yourself with, even at the odds of frogging?

    Technique

    In addition to basic techniques, some special techniques may be employed on this level, e.g. short rows. The same pattern may include both lace and cables. Magic loop knitting or entrelac, two-coloured brioche stitch, also here. In general, patterns require a more advanced ability to "read" your knitting. Lace patterns are also more advanced than on the previous level, but the lace stitches are still worked on right side only. Intarsia may be included, but in relatively simple and symmetrical patterns.

    Patterns

    Patterns on this level can feature concurrent shaping, e.g. neckline shaping at the same time as sleeve decreases or sleeve decreases into cable pattern. Sweater sleeves may require more advanced shaping. Most of our sweaters are at this level. Other patterns include e.g. magic loop patterns and toe-up socks.

    Advanced

    Turn off that telly and lash the doors, maximum concetration required! Although this skill level doesn’t bring much more in terms of technique, there’s simply more going on at the same time. Skill, concentration and perception are requisite.

    Technique

    On this level, you’ll find more advanced intarsia patterns, including intarsia in the round. Brioche patterns with decreases and/or cables are also here. Beginning of rounds may shift and multiple markers are needed. Lace or cable stitches may be worked also from wrong side. We’ve also included patterns featuring steeks here. Steeking isn’t hard as such, but requires the nerves and confidence of an experienced knitter.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include complex steps and require simultaneous reading of both charts and written instructions. Gauge may vary over different steps of the project. The patterns often feature much details and a combination of techniques. The size of the project is not what determines whether it’s advanced or not; focus is on technique, overall complexity and the risk of errors during the project.

    Gauge & Swatching

    Gauge and Swatching

    Every pattern is based on a certain gauge, expressed as stitches or rows per 10 cm. It is important that you make a swatch to check your gauge before you start the actual project. If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge, your finished garment won’t be the correct size either.

    Swatching Start by knitting a swatch. Use the yarn, the needles and the stitch pattern you intend to use in the project. Make the swatch a little wider than 10 cm, so that you’ll be able to measure the stitches properly. Block the swatch by pinning it to a surface, then steam it gently. Count the stitches; put a pin in a stitch, then measure 10 cm from that stitch and put another pin there. Count the stitches from pin to pin – that’s your gauge! If needed, measure both horizontal and vertical gauge (rows). If you’re measuring rib or brioche stitches, stretch out the swatch slightly before measuring.

    Adjusting gauge

    If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern gauge, you can adjust it by switching needle size. If your swatch has too few stitches per 10 cm (i.e. your knitting is too loose), switch to smaller needles. Conversely, if your swatch has too many stitches per 10 cm, your knitting is too tight and you’ll need a larger pair of needles. Always knit another swatch in order to determine proper gauge and sizing. Also note that the pattern yardage only applies to the pattern yarn, the yardage may differ if you choose another yarn.

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