If you've never tried any standed colorwork or traditional fair isle knitting before, there is a great video you might want to check out here. I use the traditional two-handed fair isle technique and knitted these mittens on two circular needles.
I knitted a size small to fit my hands
These mittens will be an ultra warm treat for anyone as the finished fabric is thicker than knitting with one yarn. They also have a traditional double thickness internal cuff.
Great for intermediate and advanced beginner knitters as the charts and instructions are easy to follow. Knitted in the round, using DPN’s or circular needles. Sizing is achieved by changing needle size and gauge.
Women’s Small (Medium)
For additional length or width change the needle size. Knit Picks’ Palette yarn is on the lighter side of fingering weight. For a larger mitten go up a needle one size or use a lightly thicker fingering weight yarn. For a smaller mitten use a smaller needle. As with any pattern be sure to check your gauge first!
Finished Measurements for Small
After Blocking, Palm Circumference: 8"
Length: 8½" From bottom of cuff to top of mitten
Set of 4 or 5, 2.5 mm/US 1 double pointed needles (2.75/US 2 for larger mitten) or a 32" or longer circular needle, or two circular needles.
Knit Picks Palette:
1 ball (MC) or approx. 200 yds of fingering weight yarn for main color
1 ball (CC) or approx. 100 yds of fingering weight yarn for contrast color
Two stitch markers
Waste yarn in fingering weight
40 sts and 48 rnds = 4" in chart pattern after blocking
10 sts and 12 rnds = 1" in chart pattern after blocking
This pattern is available as a PDF download and priced at $5.50. You can purchase this pattern if you are a Ravelry member by clicking the "Buy Now" button below. The Citrus mittens are also available in my Pattern Store here as a Ravelry Download. There are 6 pages total and the download is sized at 4.8MB. If you have any questions about the pattern or payment options, please feel free to contact me via email at KrisPatay4@yahoo.com or on Ravelry, KristenKnits.
Here is a link to this pattern's Ravelry page. I might be knitting a few more pairs, some friends have hinted they would love a "cremesicle" or "pink lemonade" version of these.