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Richmond Mitts


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These pretty fingerless mitts use an unusual zigzag rib combined with a single cable on the top of the hand. The palm is decorated with 2 sets of zigzag stitches with a stockinette stitch background. They use less than half a 100 gm skein, so treat yourself (or someone special) to something beautiful and practical. Here's a quote from one of the test-knitters: "Really cute mitts and I love the new stitch I learned, the zig-zag ribbing. Haven't had as much fun doing a process for years! It is downright FUN! Not to mention amazing - in looks AND in stretchiness." BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Increase/Decrease Cables Work in the Round GAUGE 32 sts = 4 in/10cm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS S/M and M/L ; Approx 5.5 (6.5) in/14 (16.5) cm, unstretched and 8 (9) in/20 (22.5) cm stretched, around palm of hand; 8 in/20 cm from top edge to hem. The rib pattern is quite stretchy, so the mitts will fit most hands. SUGGESTED YARN 155 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Unwind Yarn Company Luxe Sock COLORWAY Graphite

Supplies Needed

  • Fingering weight yarn, 155-185 yds (142-169 m)
  • Stitch markers
  • size 2 (US) 2.75 DPNs or 2 circulars

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Brenda Castiel Designs
Brenda Castiel Designs
I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest of the year. I really believe that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so I strive to keep patterns simple yet original. I am Goodstuff on Ravelry, and blog from time to time about knitting and life here: I have sold designs to Interweave Knits, Knitpicks, Creative Knitting magazine, KNIT magazine (Yarn Forward), Yarn magazine, Knit Now magazine, Classic Elite Yarns, The Sanguine Gryphon, and Three Irish Girls Yarns.