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Shortest Day are a pair of colorwork mittens inspired by a magical time of the year: the winter solstice. Little details make these colorwork mittens an enjoyable knit. All the colorwork patterns used are easy to memorize and have short floats that do not need to be caught. At most two colors are used per row, and there are non-colorwork rest rows between the diverse stitch patterns, making for very addicting knitting.

The mittens are worked from the cuff up in three colors of fingering-weight yarn. A folded picot edge frames the cuffs. The mittens have gusseted thumbs, and the colorwork pattern is incorporated into the gusset increases. Right and left mittens are mirror images of each other.

The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. The stranded colorwork pattern is charted only.

Gauge: 32 sts x 40 rows = 4" in stranded stockinette, blocked.

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Susanna Winter
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