You'll be looking for opportunities to give a friendly wave when you are wearing these multi-color mittens. The top of the mitten has a fun diamond pattern but the palm has a surprise zig-zag design. The stranded knitting gives the fabric extra thickness for double the warmth and the fully faced cuffs seal out the cold. The mitten body and thumb are worked in the round. The work starts with a provisional cast on for the facing and then works upwards to the tip of the mitten. The color work is done following full-color charts. Stitches are held on waste yarn for the thumb, which is completed after the hand is finished. You can pick the lively four-color version or the more restrained two-color. The finished measurements are 8.25 (9.75, 9.25)" around the wrist and 8 (9.25, 10.5)" from bottom of cuff to tip of mitten. The mittens can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn Tweed has assigned this Veronik Avery design a skill level rating of 4 out of 5 (adventurous intermediate).
Marquam is knit in Arbor, Brooklyn Tweed's DK weight 3-ply yarn spun from American Targhee wool. Arbor is worsted-spun for clearly defined colorwork and a springy feel. For Marquam, it is knit at 8 stitches per inch in pattern after blocking. Like all Brooklyn Tweed yarns, Arbor is developed, sourced, processed, spun, and dyed entirely in the US.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- double point needles in US size 2 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
- double point needles in US size 1
- spare double point needle in US size 2
- stitch markers, including unique one for beginning of round
- smooth waste yarn
- US B-1 crochet hook for provisional cast on
- tapestry needle
The two-color version of Marquam is shown in main color 461 Dorado with accent color Gale. The four-color version is shown in main color 470 Fleet with accents of 499 Hammock, 433 Tincture, and 495 Driftwood. If you would like your kit to be in one of these combinations, simply order above, using the pull-down menu to select the two or four color version. If you would like to pick your own colors, see our Arbor page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your two or four color choices in the box above. Please specify which is the main color