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Encaustico Mittens

“Encaustico” is a variation of “encaustic” which is a type of artwork created using beeswax-infused color attached with heat. Some of the first true encaustic tiles were found Ancient Greece, The term was later erroneously applied to ceramic tiles in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The motifs found in these mittens are reminiscent of those fabulous tiles of an earlier time.


The mittens are constructed from the bottom up starting with a 5-inch cuff. After slight wrist shaping, they continue with a shaped peasant thumb and conclude with paired decreases forming an angular crown. An applied I-cord edging is added for additional color and to add stability along the lower edge. Duplicate stitches in the accent color punctuate the center of two of the motifs.


The Encaustico Mittens are accompanied by the Encaustico Hat.

Encaustico Mittens

  • Finished size: 4 in. (10 cm) wide, 11 in. (28 cm) bottom to top. (Note: Use smaller/larger needles for smaller/larger size.)

    Gauge: 30 sts/35 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm)


    Yarn – Mountain Meadow Saratoga, 100% Mountain Merino® - Cormo Wool, 2-ply Fingering, approx. 250yd/56g/2oz

    Shade A - Lupine, 200 yds

    Shade B - Cowboy Brown, 200 yrds

    Shade C - Salmon, 25 yrds

    Needles – US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 1 (2.50 mm) needles for preferred method of working small circumferences (i.e. 2 circulars, Magic Loop, or double pointed needles).

    Stitch markers, tapestry needle, small scissors.


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