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These mitts are knit in the round using a round DK weight singles yarn. The pattern features Stocking stitch, thumb gussets and a narrow cable running along the back of the hand that is trimmed with garter stitch on either side.
Finished Measurements - 6 1/2 (7 1/4, 8) in / 16.5 (18.5, 20.5) cm in circumference, not including thumb gusset. Designed to be worn with approximately 1/2 - 3/4 in / 1.5-2 cm of negative ease.
Skill Level - Intermediate - working in the round on double pointed needles, backward loop cast on (basic instructions included), picking up stitches, simple increases and finishing.
Yarn - 1 skein of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (70% wool / 30% silk, 150 yards / 135 m / 50 g skein) #2246 Substitute with approximately 120 (130, 140) yards / 110 (120, 130) m of DK weight yarn which knits to the specified gauge. Yarn amounts might differ slightly depending on the yarn composition.
Materials and Notions - Size 4 mm (US6) double pointed needles or size required to obtain correct gauge. Cable needle, stitch markers, waste yarn or a small stitch holder, tapestry needle.
Gauge - 22 sts and 30 rnds = 4 in (10 cm) over Stocking stitch knit in the round. Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge.
22 sts and 30 rnds = 4 in (10 cm) over Stocking stitch
140 yards of DK weight
Katya Frankel loves designing garments and accessories for children and women. Her designs bridge classic style with modern techniques, resulting in timeless garments that are fun to knit.
Her first book, Boys' Knits, full of stylish, wearable knits for young boys, can be found here http://www.cooperativepress.com/shop/boys-knits/
Find more of her work at katyafrankel.com