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The Holly Mittens


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I love holly leaves, the curves and points all together, the shine, the festive color no matter how cold it is. So I thought playing with tricky ring cable techniques, fancy increases and decreases to make some holly leaves on my hands would be as cheery as the holly leaves on my friend's bush. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Work with DPNs or magic loop Knit Purl Cable Cap a cable Many increases Many different decreases Sewing on knit applique GAUGE Stockinette done in the round after blocking 7st/inch, 10 rows/inch. Reverse stockinette done in the round after blocking 4.5st/inch, 7 rows/inch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 6.5, 7.75, 8.75, 10, 11 inches diameter at the knuckle SUGGESTED YARN 164 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade 220 sport

Supplies Needed

  • #5 dpns or long circular needle
  • cable needle
  • darning needle

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Christine Guest has been designing knit and crochet items since high school, with long breaks due to carpal tunnel syndrome. She studied chemistry and mathematics at Houghton College, then married Dan, who breaks things for a living as a test engineer. Right now she is homeschooling their 3 children.