In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy.
For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” - Albert Camus
Vrilles (meaning tendrils in French) are fingerless mitts that use stranded colorwork inspired by the thriving greenery in cold winters.
This design was part of the Eden Cottage Yarns Super Secret Seasonal Stash Box for Winter 2020. The rising tendrils and flowers depict nature thriving in the cold and dreary winter, thereby putting things in perspective for us that no matter how difficult the times may be, we all can certainly find ways to keep calm, be hopeful, stay strong and “be alive.”
The pattern is both written and charted.
S (M, L) – Circumference 6.5” 16.5cm, 7.5” 19cm, 8.5” 21.5cm
Length – 7.5” 20.5cm
MC - Eden Cottage Yarns Silverdale 4 ply (75% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 15% Nylon, 10% Silver Stellina; 436 yards 400 meters/100 grams): Festive Exclusive 2020 (1 ball)
CC1 - Eden Cottage Yarns Rosedale 4ply (80% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 15% Nylon, 10% Silver Stellina; 86 yards 80 meters/20 grams): Super Secret Seasonal Stash Box Exclusive Contrast Colour A (1 mini skein)
CC2 - Eden Cottage Yarns Rosedale 4ply (80% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 15% Nylon, 10% Silver Stellina; 86 yards 80 meters/20 grams): Super Secret Seasonal Stash Box Exclusive Contrast Colour B (1 mini skein)
The mitts use the following yarn amounts:
MC: 95 (108, 121) yds 87 (99, 110) m or approx. 22 (25, 28) g.
CC1: 7 (9, 11) yds 6 (8, 10) m or approx. 1.5 (2, 2.5) g.
CC2: 26 (35, 43) yds 24 (32, 39) m or approx. 6 (8, 10) g.
US sizes 1 (2.25 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm): DPNs or long circulars (for magic loop)
Removable stitch markers, scrap yarn, tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends.
32 sts and 34 rnds = 4” 10 cm in stranded stitch pattern worked in the rnd using larger needles, after wet blocking.
Long tail cast on, knitting in the round using DPNs or long circulars, make one increases, stranded knitting