I originally created these stranded mittens for a swap with Ann. I am always awed by Ann's exceptional color work and was more than a bit intimidated to be making a stranded project for her. Her wonderful sense of color and pattern were the inspiration for this design.
I wrote the pattern for the mittens, but was a little uncertain about when to publish. It is April after all. Does anyone want to knit mittens at this time of year? Several Flickr friends assured me that they like small projects in the warmer months and encouraged me to publish now rather than wait for the fall.
So here they are, the Kanagawa Mittens (ravelry link).
I used 5 colors of Cascade 220 Sport. This yarn is a great choice for colorwork. The selection of colors is extensive and the price is low enough that you won't blow the budget buying a fun range of colors. This would also be a great project for stash diving. I can see these mittens worked in anywhere from 2 to 10 or more colors. (If you make them in 10 or more colors please let me know! I'd love to see them!!)
Sizes: S, M, L - shown in size M
Finished Measurements: 6.75[7.5, 8.25]” around and 8.5[10, 11]” long
Yarn: Cascade 220 Sport, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 164 yds (150m) per 1.75 oz (50g) skein. Approximately 14[16, 18]grams per color.
Color A: White #8505
Color B (dk green): Forest Green #8267
Color C (teal): Como Blue #9420
Color D (lt green): Primavera # 8903
Color E (brown: Cordovan #9408
Needles: one set US 2(2.75mm) DPN’s or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 32 sts & 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in “wave” pattern (see page 3) - be sure to check gauge
Other Materials: Place markers, Tapestry Needle, Scrap Yarn
Price: $6.00 US