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Au Contraire


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As I'm very much into fingerless mitts currently (maybe you've already noticed) here's another pair - eye-catching and just a little bit romantic. Au Contraire mitts are knitted in rounds and have a flower motif on the back which is applied using duplicate stitch. However, if you prefer you can decide to work the motif while knitting, too. Color charts are included in the pattern. Au Contraire mitts are worked bottom-up in the round and are an easy to work and quick, little project, well suited for advanced beginners. Techniques used are knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, M1L and M1R. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, increase, decrease GAUGE 16 sts and 20 rows = 2 x 2 inches in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 32cm long SUGGESTED YARN 260 meters of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Zitron Lifestsyle COLORWAY braun and beige

Supplies Needed

  • 3.5mm (US 4) double pointed needles
  • 1 stitch marker

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Hey there, I'm Melanie and in my real life I'm an IT specialist, mother of three and a semi-successful housewife. In my secret second life I design knitwear. I live with my husband and three children in Bonn, Germany, where I spend my time combining colors, shapes and textures into freewheeling designs that are uniquely my own. I've been published by yarn companies and knitting magazines large and small, and I've also self-published my own patterns and e-books. I love collaborating with creative types from all over the world.