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I am a knitting, designing, math diva podcaster at math4knitters.blogspot.com.

I'm also the author of Sock Architecture, a book to inspire the most awesome socks you ever knit (or just make one of ...

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Square Route Mitts

from Lara Neel Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Square Route Mitts
Square Route Mitts
Square Route Mitts
Square Route Mitts
Square Route Mitts
Square Route Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • work in the round

Pattern Description:

The majority of the knitting on these lovely
smocked mitts is done inside-out and from the top
to the bottom. So, a little unusual, but very easy!

If you've never worked smocking before, never fear. I have a tutorial at the end of the pattern and there is a video online here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuZeF5WFHqA&feature=youtu.be


Before smocking: 38 sts = 4" / 10cm in
unsmocked, unstretched Beaded Purl Rib.

After smocking: 44 sts = 4" / 10cm.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • All mitts are 7.5" / 19cm long. Width at knuckles after smocking: 6.7 (7.6, 8.4)" / 17 (19.5, 21.5) cm.


  • Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino (100% merino wool; 420 yds / 384m per 113g skein); color: Peacock;
  • US #3 / 3.25mm needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Waste yarn, yarn needle, stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

840 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino



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