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New Brunswick, Canada

it's been a while. I started knitting when I was 6 or 7, and there hasn't been many times when I haven't had a project on the go.
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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ardour

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • read a chart
  • knit in the round
  • stranded knitting
  • basic mitten construction techniques

Pattern Description:

Ardour are lined, stranded mittens, knit on smaller than usual needles to provide warmth. The optional laceweight liner adds softness and a touch of wind resistance. Two cuff options are provided: a ribbed cuff and a colourwork cuff beginning with an i-cord cast on.


28 stitches in 4 inches for the size small
larger sizes are achieved by knitting with larger needles at a looser gauge

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size small results in a mitten with a 7" (18 cm) circumference around the palm. Medium measures 8" (20 cm) and large measures 9" (23 cm). The larger sizes are achieved by knitting with a larger needle at a looser gauge.


  • 2 colours of worsted weight yarn. Approximately l110 - 130 yards (100 - 119 m) of main colour are required 90 to 110 yards (80 - 100 m) of contrasting colour 160 to 170 yards (145-165 m) of laceweight yarn for the liner

You Will Also Need:

  • Needles: double pointed needles or circular needles for knitting in the round: 3.5 mm (US 4) for small, 4.0 mm (US 6) for medium and 4.5 mm (US 7) for large.

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Patons Classic Wool


red and white

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