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Back Roads Fingerless Mitts

from Apiary Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Back Roads Fingerless Mitts
Back Roads Fingerless Mitts Back Roads Mitts
Back Roads Fingerless Mitts Back Roads Mitts
Back Roads Fingerless Mitts Back Roads Mitts
Back Roads Fingerless Mitts Back Roads Mitts
Back Roads Fingerless Mitts Back Roads Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Knit in the round
  • No cable needle 2 stitch cables
  • Knitting through the back loop
  • Slipped stitches
  • Increase and decrease stitches - M1L, M1R, k2tog, ssk

Pattern Description:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
--Robert Frost (1874-1963), The Road Not Taken

Back Roads Mitts invite such an adventure with a cabled cuff to fight off drafts and a lovely textural pattern of curving stockinette stitch paired with garter stitch ridges and slip-stitch crosses adorning the back of the hand.

Gauge:

21 stitches/32 rounds to 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch, unblocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Mitts fit hand sizes of approx 6.5, 7.5, 8.5" (16.5, 19.1, 21.6 cm) palm circumference. Finished circumference (unstretched, measured above thumb gusset) is approx 6.1, 6.8, 7.4" (15.5, 17.3, 18.8 cm). Finished (adjustable) length is approx 8, 8.25, 8.5" (20.3, 21, 21.6 cm).

Materials:

  • US 6 (4 mm) 7" (18 cm) double-pointed

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
  • Scrap (approx 6"/15 cm) of waste yarn
  • Stitch markers (5 per mitt)

Suggested yarn:

155 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage

Colorway:

Badlands


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