Brooklyn Mitts

Project Type Mittens/Gloves
Yardage 765
Fiber Wool
Weight Fingering
Techniques Knitting, Brioche, Colorwork
Author Olga Putano
Format Project/Pattern

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Whether you’re in the city or down on the farm, these stylish fingerless gloves leave you hands-free for texting or tending to chicks. The main color in the cuffs becomes the background as contrasting shades are added in the body of the mitt. They are a good first foray into two-color brioche knitting, and fingering-weight yarn keeps them lightweight and just squishy enough.

Materials Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Tones Light (100% Columbia wool; 225 yd [205 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]); 1 skein each of Overtones Lychee (C1), Overtones Goldfinch (C2), and Overtones Deco (C3).
Needles Sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): circular (cir) or set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); scrap yarn; tapestry needle.
Gauge 18 sts and 54 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in 2-color brioche st with smaller needles, blocked (see Notes).
Finished Size 8 (8¾)" (20.5 [22] cm) hand circumference and 8 (8½)" (20.5 [21.5] cm) length. Note: Brioche stitch is very elastic, and each size can accommodate a hand circumference up to 2" (5 cm) larger.

NOTES * Mitts are identical and can be worn on either hand.
* The main brioche fabric is worked using smaller needles because of its stretchy nature. The ribbing for the cuff and top is worked on larger needles. Although suggested measurements are given, the mitts can be blocked to your preference for a looser or tighter fit.
* Choose circular or double-pointed needles as you prefer for working small circumferences in the round.
* When counting stitches, each slipped stitch and its companion yarnover counts as one stitch.
* When counting rounds to check gauge, each visible knit stitch in a column represents two rounds: the round in which the stitch was worked as brioche knit stitch, and the following round when it was slipped with its companion yarnover.

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Olga Putano is a Ukrainian-American knitting designer residing in Pennsylvania. Olga is known for her gorgeous colorwork sweaters and is the author of the book Only Yoking (David & Charles, 2023). Learning and applying new-to-her knitting techniques is exciting to Olga, and one of her favorite things about the craft is that there is always something fun to discover. She is also a wife, the mother of four, and a homesteader. Find Olga on Instagram @olgaputanodesigns.

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