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Acantha was a minor character in Greek mythology. In one version of the story, Acantha was a woman who refused Apollo's advances. In another version, Acantha was a man who returned Apollo's advances.
As in the story, these mitts can take on whatever character suits your desires. Worked from the cuff towards the fingers, this pattern can be used as wrist-warming cuffs, fingerless mitts, or full mittens.
Pattern published by Cooperative Press in Fresh Designs: Mittens & Gloves. Pattern published here with permission. Images copyright (c) 2012 Fractured Photography, and are used with permission.
Stitch pattern is both written and charted.
Cuffs: 50, 60, 75 [90, 100, 115] yards
Fingerless mitts: 75, 125, 150 [175, 250, 275] yards
Mittens: 100, 150, 200 [225, 325, 375] yards
30 sts and 46 rows to 4 in (10 cm) in stockinette stitch; 32 sts and 47 rows to 4 in in stitch pattern
I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of my life when I don't have *something* on the go feel empty, and without form.