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This fingerless mitts and cowl set is a quick but luxurious way to greet cool spring mornings! Knit with just one skein of Madelinetosh Wren, the set features a simple eyelet pattern to show off the beautiful sheen of the yarn without sacrificing warmth. Instructions are included for two sizes of mitts and cowls.
Mitts: small (shown, approximately 6 3/4" long, fits ladies' 7 - 7 1/2" palm) or large (approximately 7 1/2" long, fits ladies' 8 - 8 1/2" palm);
Cowl: small (shown, approximately 17 1/2" circumference) or large (approximately 20" circumference), 8 1/2" tall
Mitts: 130 (160) yards of heavy fingering or light DK-weight yarn
Cowl: 165 (190) yards of heavy fingering or light DK-weight yarn
As Shown: Madelinetosh Wren (50% Merino wool, 50% silk; approximately 365 yards per 100 gram skein), Color Moorland; one skein
NB: Madelinetosh Pashmina would be a great substitute for the Wren!
Mitts: Size US #3 double pointed needles (DPNs), or size required to obtain correct gauge
Cowl: Size US #6 circular needle (16"), or size required to obtain correct gauge
Mitts: 6 stitches / 9 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
Cowl: 5.5 stitches / 8 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
I'm a Long Island dweller who loves to design knitwear (and even a smidge of crochet!). My designs can be found here on Craftsy and on my website, www.makewisedesigns.com!
What inspires me? rich colors; clean, strong lines; modern interpretations of traditional motifs; and texture in all of its forms.