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Paradoxical Mittens


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Inspired by a traditional African woven pattern and turned into an ultra warm mitten fabric in Nova Scotia! These striking mittens may have either a traditional ribbed or a double thickness internal cuff. This project is also available as a kit from my website. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic knowledge of stranded knitting 2 colour knitting GAUGE 9.5 stitches per inch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Adult medium. This size may be adjusted up or down by means of needle size SUGGESTED YARN 350 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cat's Pajamas by Lucy Neatby COLORWAY 50 grams black and 50 grams white

Recommended with this pattern

  • size 2.25 mm dpns
  • size 2 mm dpns for ribbing
  • 50 grams light coloured fingering weight yarn

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Lucy Neatby
A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the true fun in knitting. Her website, Lucy Neatby Designs, is no different. Lucy is also the face behind a series of instructional DVDs, Learn with Lucy, and the author of popular books, including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters.