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Fee-bee Mitts

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Holiday sale! This pattern is offered at the discounted price of $4.00 through January 1, 2015. (After January 1, the price will be $5.50.) "Fee-bee" is a song of the chickadee, the state bird of Massachusetts, where I live. The lace pattern on the cuff of the mitts reminded me of bird tracks in snow, so I decided to name the mitts after the cheery, inquisitive chickadees who visit my bird feeders and bring me joy all winter long. The mitts are knit flat, then seamed at the side, with an opening left for the thumb. The first and last sts on each row are selvedge sts that are consumed during seaming. At the thumb opening, they roll inward, creating a smooth edge. Finished (Blocked) Measurements: 7 inches/17.5 cm height by 7.25 inches/18 cm wide (before seaming, measured at widest point) The mitts will stretch to fit hands up to approximately 8.5 inches/21.5 cm in circumference. For larger hands, try using DK weight yarn and larger needles; for narrower hands or for a child's size mitt, try using fingering weight yarn and smaller needles. Materials: --130 yds/119 m sportweight yarn. Sample shown was knit with Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport 65% merino, 20% silk, 15% yak; 325yd/297m per 100g skein, colorway: Wooden Shoe. --US #5/3.75mm needles (for lace cuff) --US #4/3.50mm needles (for hand) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE --Tapestry needle Gauge: 25 sts/36 rows = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch on smaller needle after blocking. Techniques include knit, purl, increases and decreases, yarn overs, casting on, binding off, seaming. Stitch patterns are provided in both written form and charts. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, increases and decreases, yarn overs, cast on, bind off, seam GAUGE 25 sts/36 rows = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch on smaller needle after blocking SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 7 inches/17.5 cm height by 7.25 inches/18 cm wide (before seaming, measured at widest point) SUGGESTED YARN 130 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport COLORWAY Wooden Shoe

Recommended with this pattern

  • 130 yds/119 m sportweight yarn
  • US #5/3.75mm needles (for lace cuff)
  • US #4/3.50mm needles (for hand) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

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Blue Peninsula
Blue Peninsula
I am an artist and knitwear designer living in Amherst, Massachusetts. My knitting patterns are available through Craftsy, Ravelry, and Etsy. My designs have also been published by Brooklyn Tweed, Quince and Co., Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Green Mountain Spinnery, and Knitty. Visit the Blue Peninsula Facebook page or my website, Blue Peninsula, at http://www.bluepeninsulaknits.com/, for news about my latest projects and designs. Sign up for the Blue Peninsula email newsletter at http://www.bluepeninsulaknits.com/p/mailing-list.html