Dandelion Mittens by Tanis Gray


Knit from the bottom up in the round, the Dandelion Mittens are worked from multiple charts with a thumb gusset and traditional Norwegian-style shaping. On the public side, spring dandelions blossom in the morning dew, where a herringbone diamond pattern runs across the palms. Part of the Taraxacum genus, dandelions are not only entirely edible, but an important part of spring pollination for many insects. Blocking on mittens forms is recommended.

Difficulty Moderate
Start date 2019-03-15
Due date 2019-04-30
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Secret
Pattern source (brand and/or designer) Melissa Kemmerer Designs
Spots available 8
Gauge 28 sts and 33 rnds = 4"/10cm
Charted or written pattern Charted
Sizes required One Size Fits Most Women
Skills required





stranded knitting/ Fair Isle

Mitten construction

Finished measurements

10” long x 8” circumference (25.5cm x 20cm) – One size fits most adult women

Construction type in the round, cuff to fingertips
Required or recommended yarn DK weight in two colors: 105 yards (96 meters) color A; 110 yards (101 meters) color B.
Tools required

x2: US 2.5 (3mm) 16” Circular Knitting Needles (DPNs or Magic Loop method can be used if preferred).

stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn.

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the tester

Feedback regarding clarity of pattern.

Linked Ravelry project with FO pictures.

Rewards from the designer

Final complete pattern upon publication.

Any tester who completes two or more test knits from the same Nomadic Knits issue will receive that entire digital issue.  These mittens are included in Issue Four.


The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

2019-04-15: First Mitten completed
2019-04-30: Second Mitten completed



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