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I'm an American expat living in the UK. I have been published in several magazines including KNIT, Knit Now, and Knitcircus. I love playing with knit fabric, and my designs focus on seamless ...

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Russell Square Mitts

from Joy Gerhardt Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Russell Square Mitts
Russell Square Mitts
Russell Square Mitts
Russell Square Mitts
Russell Square Mitts
Russell Square Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Increases & decreases
  • Knit, Purl, and Yarnover

Pattern Description:

On my way to university in London every day, I always take a minute to admire the majestic Hotel Russell. This massive building is covered with gorgeous intricate stonework. Graceful arches, fluted columns, sculptures of cherubs and coats of arms... Every time I look, I see something new. With the coming of the English winter, I wanted something warm and stylish to keep warm with. These mitts are interesting enough to keep your attention, but work up surprisingly quickly.

There are both fully written and charted instructions, so use whichever you're more comfortable with.


5.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in stockinette in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size - Women's medium


  • US6 (4mm) DPNs
  • 280yds of DK-weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • 2 stitch markers

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