Last week Véronik Avery released the third installment of her wonderful St. Denis magaizine to coincide with the launch of her new web site. I designed a mitten pattern for the magazine with Veronik's fingering-weight wool Boreale.
It has been almost a year since I made these, so it was a fun reminder when I saw the magazine had been released... though I had to do some digital spelunking to find the photos in the cavernous system of knitting folders on my computer.
These sweet little mittens have a geometric colorwork pattern adorning the cuff and transition into a Norwegian 'lice' pattern (the traditional name) for the hand. I really love the high-value-contrast color combination; it plays up the graphic quality of the patterning and makes the floating 'lice' stitches pop.
The cuff is lined – approximately three quarters as deep as the colorwork cuff motif – and turns with a Picot hem, adding a touch of playfulness to this traditional aesthetic. (Options for a non-picot hem are provided if you're more of a clean, purl-row-hem-only type of knitter.)
Congrats to Véronik on another beautiful magazine, and the launch of her new site!