Juniper mitts


Matching accessories have become kind a big thing for me. When I’m wrapped in the warmth of a comfy hand knit hat, a cozy hand knit cowl, and toasty hand knit mitts, I like them to match, or complement each other, either by sharing the same stitch pattern or being worked in the same yarn. When my knitted accessories complement each other, either by colour, or stitch pattern, it allows each piece to stand out without competing with the other accessories that I’m wearing. Matching accessories make me look more polished and put together, even on days when I might not feel very polished or put together. So, I’m on a mission to create sets of matching knitwear accessories in my favourite colours using my favourite yarns and stitch patterns.

The Juniper collection includes socks, a cowl, hat and mitts. I chose this specific yarn because it’s one of the softest, squishiest yarns that I’ve ever had the pleasure to knit with and it feels divine against the skin. Also this bluish/purple that Nicole (the dyer at Spinnacle) created, really reminds me of the juniper berries that were on the juniper bushes outside of our house growing up.

Juniper mitts are worked from the cuff up, starting with a ribbed cuff. The stitch pattern is easily memorized and pretty to look at. Instructions are included for 5 sizes and the stitch pattern is both written and charted.

4mm (US 6) needle in preferred style for working in the round or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle 
Stitch marker 
Stitch holder/scrap yarn

5 stitches & 8 rounds = 1 inche/2.5 centimetres in pattern stitch in the round after blocking 
6 stitches & 8.5 rounds = 1 inch/2.5 centimetres in 2x2 ribbing after blocking

Working in the round 
Picking up stitches

Narrow (medium, wide, extra wide, extra extra wide) 
Please note that these are the measurements of the finished mitten after blocking. Choose a size as close to the wearer’s actual hand measurements as possible 
Circumference : 7.25 (8.5, 9.5, 10.75, 12) inches/18.4 (21.6, 24.1, 27.3, 30.5) centimetres 
Cuff Circumference: 5.25 (6, 6.75, 8, 9.25) inches/13.3 (15.2, 17.1, 20.3, 23.5) centimetres measured unstretched 
Cuff length: 2 inches/5.1 centimetres 
Hand length: 6.5 (6.5, 7, 7.25, 8) inches/16.5 (16.5, 17.8, 18.4, 20.3) centimetres