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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

Recommended with this pattern

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

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I’m Melanie, and I combine texture and color into wearable modern designs that are both playful and beautiful. I design to surprise — from matching cheeky stripes with elegant lace, to choosing unexpected color combinations. I love to collaborate with other creative types around the world, and my patterns have been published by yarn companies and knitting magazines large and small. I live with my husband and three children in Bonn, Germany, where I find inspiration in the landscape, history, and culture.