Eye of the Needle Mittens

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Eye of the Needle Mittens

Description

Warm, thick mittens are the best defense against deep winter cold and this pair in four sizes (XS/S/M/L) will be much appreciated by any family member when the cold winds blow. Simple cable crosses form a modern vertical motif that travels up the outside edge—engaging to knit and delicious to wear. Knit in a round, tightly twisted yarn for crisp stitch definition and a windproof fabric or work in a relaxed yarn or fiber blend for a softer texture and feel.

Sample shown is size S in special edition Kent Aran, color Mussell Shell

Matching Motifs: Eye of the Needle Cap, Eye of the Needle Cowl

Suggested Yarns: 
Special edition Kent Aran (shown), Stone Soup WorstedKent WorstedConfection WorstedBetter Breakfast WorstedTarghee Tango Worstedor any worsted/aran weight yarn that knits to pattern gauge.

Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and density. 

Finished Size: 
6.25(7, 7.75, 8.5) inches in hand circumference (washed and air-dried, unstretched), to fit hands measuring up to 6(7, 8, 9) inches around palm (excluding thumb)
Note: sizing may be adjusted by using needles one size up (looser fit) or down (tighter fit)

Yarn Requirements: 
130(155,175, 200) yards

Gauge: 
20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (knit flat, washed, and air-dried)

Needles: 
DPNs size 4US (3.5 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge
DPNs size 3US (3.25 mm) for cuff (or .25 mm smaller than gauge needle)
Note: mittens may be worked on two circular needles or using magic loop method, as desired

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