The Botanist's Mittens
The Botanist’s Mittens are worked in two-colour brioche combined with two-colour garter stitch.
Skills required: Basic knitting techniques (such as casting on, binding off and working in the round over a small circumference), two-colour brioche ribbing in the round, different types of brioche increases and decreases.
The pattern PDF includes written instructions for 3 sizes, and photo tutorials showing how to increase and decrease in brioche knitting.
Approximate yarn requirements:
MC: 72 (90, 110) m / CC: 100 (122, 150) m
The sample shown combines a sport-weight (Malabrigo Arroyo) with a light DK-weight yarn (Malabrigo Rastita). Any other wool or wool blend in this weight range can be used; a slightly heavier yarn (worked at the same gauge) is recommended if you like a denser fabric. Colours with high contrast will result in the best effect.