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Honey Tapestry Mittens

October 4, 2015

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How I love this mitten pattern.  I just finished these for my future daughter-in-law’s birthday.  I love the two-color knitting pattern  and it has a lining, which makes them so warm. They took me quite a long time to knit, but were so worth the effort.

Instead of the I-cord cast on, I did a picot hem cuff, which I took from Post War Mittens.  I really like it.  And I love the contrast between the stark black and the honey/white of the mitten.

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These were knit in the beautiful wool from Quince, a wonderful little company in Maine that makes U.S. yarn.  The yarn is super soft, squishy and a joy to work with. The lining is a blend of super warm alpaca/wool, Berocco Alpaca Light.  So these mittens have a good three layers of warmth!

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I knit them entirely in Magic Loop, which I love for mittens.  You can try the mittens on for size as you go, unlike if you use double points.  It’s also great for the thumbs.  I use Addi Lace circulars and they are so pointy that picking up stitches is a breeze.

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Tapestry Mittens
Needles: Addi Lace Circulars #4, #2, #1
Yarns:  Quince Chickadee n Honey and Egret
Berroco Alpaca Light in Black
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8 comments

  1. I have no problem trying on socks, mittens and/or gloves as I knit them on double points, though I always use a set of 5 DPNs, not 4.


  2. Love your blog and the aesthetic that goes into your work. Would love a tutorial on how you create linings for mittens and mitts.


  3. Wow beautiful!!!!. What a lucky lady to have such a talented future mother in law. 

    A. M. Barletta Brookline MA


  4. Love these mittens. You do such a nice job. I’m hoping you can help me. I downloaded this pattern but I am confused when it comes to the thumb and the waste yarn part. Did you stay in pattern but put the stitches on the waste yarn to hold them? Did you add more stitches to the next row? Hope I am making this clear so you understand me. Thank you in advance


  5. Kim: I did follow the pattern. This technique is called an “afterthought thumb”. Have you ever used it? I wrote about this technique in this post, if that helps: https://italiandishknits.com/2015/03/28/sideways-garter-stitch-vest/

    Read it and it might make more sense to you! Let me know if you still need help!


  6. Thank you so much. I have been knitting for many years and have never heard of this. Always something to learn in knitting


  7. What a gorgeous pair of mitts! Your daughter in law is very lucky!


  8. good



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