Ulchabháin Mittens


Ulchabháin Mittens

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Ulchabháin Mittens
Ulchabhin Mittens

"Ulchabháin is the Irish word for owls. These mittens are named for the pair of owls which adorn these cozy Aran weight mittens, perfect for frosty autumn evenings. The mittens are a perfect match for the Ulchabháin Cowl. Yarn used in this design is organic merino Aran weight from Dharma Dyeworks, an Irish Indie dyer. One skein of each color is enough to knit both the cowl and pair of mittens in the smallest size."


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List

  • Dharma Dyeworks (Organic Merino Aran Weight; 181 yards [166 meters]/100 grams): A Soft Day (MC) 1 (1, 1) ball.
  • Dharma Dyeworks (Organic Merino Aran Weight; 181 yards [166 meters]/100 grams): Ruby Slippers (CC) 1 (1, 1) ball.


The mittens are worked in the round from the bottom up, starting with a two color cast on, merging into two color slip stitch ribbing. The striped thumb gusset is shaped as the color work motif is created in two colors. Stitches are set aside for the thumb as the remainder of the mitt is worked and shaped. The top of the mitt is grafted together before returning to complete the stripped thumb. All colorwork is charted. The pattern gives two options for cast ons, please use your preference.

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Omg, I love owls! I don't quite have the skills for this yet, but I'm gonna work on it, because I want to make these ASAP!


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