This month’s mitten features a beautiful colourful mitten pattern using the Byzantine stitch! This is the fifth mitten in our Twelve Months of Mittens series. You will find all the mittens under Twelve Months of Mittens in categories so make sure you check them out.
If you have been following the series, you will know that Susan came up with the idea for this series last year AND proceeded to stitch several for Christmas gift-giving. She inspired me to stitch some myself which I’ll be sharing in the future.
What Do You Need to Stitch this Colourful Mitten Pattern?
We used 18-count white mono canvas for our mittens but naturally, you may use what you wish. Our mittens measure about 2 ½ x 3 inches (approximately) – they are SMALL! You may like to stitch them a bit larger – we will leave this up to you. All the mittens I’ll be featuring are stitched with Colour Complements threads.
Our byzantine mitten was stitched with size 5 Perle cotton in several colours including colours 188, 189, 66 and 44. The cuff is a diagonal brick stitch using Colour 188. Byzantine stitch is very common so you should manage to find this in any needlework reference book. The diagonal brick stitch can be found in Stitches books by Ruth Schmuff and Kathy Holicky – there are five volumes!
Don’t forget you can download the mitten outline below. Are you stitching some mittens, I hope so! Join us for another mitten next month.