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Gumdrops Mittens

Day seven of new pattern releases. For the first eight days of November we’ll be releasing a new pattern each day. Check back often to see more.

Goody, goody gumdrops – the polka dots on these cozy mittens are such fun. Go crazy with colour here and knit every row of gumdrops a different color, or be subtle with tone on tone. There is a size for everyone: babies to grandpas. Instructions for both traditional mittens and fingerless gloves are included.

I had such fun playing with different weights of yarn and this stitch pattern. My favourite combination is a heavy worsted weight single paired with a double strand of plied BFL in bright hits of colour. The visual texture just sings out for me. Although I call for DK yarn (held double) for the dots, they can also be worked in worsted weight yarn. This could be a great stash buster project.

The yummy colours are all the brainchild of Krista at Rain City Knits. She sells sampler packs of little “babycakes” in a rainbow of colours which were the inspiration for these mitts.

Gumdrops designed by Holli Yeoh
Sizes: toddler, child, preteen, adult S, M, L, XL
Finished hand circumference: 4 ½ (5 ¼, 6 ¼, 7, 8, 8 ¾, 9 ¾)” [10 (12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21) cm]
Yarn: Rain City Knits Merino Worsted; 182 yd (166 m) per 100 g; 100% Uruguayan merino wool, Rain Drop Blue
Rain City Knits Superwash Bluefaced Leicester DK babycakes; 61 yd (55 m) per 25 g; 100% BFL wool; 1 babycake each in Bright Orange, Vermillion, Magenta and Electric Coral (CC)
Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7) needles
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rnds to 4” (10 cm) over stocking stitch.

New pattern releases for the first eight days of November:
Nov 1   Woven Knuckles
Nov 2   Avery Big Kid
Nov 3   Grenadine
Nov 4   Tip Toe Up
Nov 5   Rain City Kid
Nov 6   Rain City Baby

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