Sweet Tweed Mitts

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Sweet Tweed Mitts Sweet Tweed Mitts

Sweet Tweed Mitts

Description

These handsome mitts in three sizes (S/M/L) are knit with a dead-simple stitch pattern that makes a subtle, sophisticated fabric. Bright pops of color against a rich, earthy background in the sample version result from mixing a highly variegated hand-dyed yarn with a dark, contrasting solid; a more subtle fabric can be achieved with two solids that are closer in tone. Or use yarns with contrasting characteristics instead, pairing a springy, wooly type with a slippery, shiny type to create a glimmering fabric with a bit more drape. Whatever the yarn choices, these mitts make for wonderfully effortless summer travel knitting with wearable, giftable potential.

Suggested Yarns: 
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup Fingering, Better Breakfast Fingering, Shetlandia FingeringJacob FingeringModern Deco Lace or any light fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.

Mitts are shown in size M (with matching Sweet Tweed Cowl), knit in Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup Fingering yarn, color River Rock and Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, color Sweet Potato Pone (hand-dyed exclusively for the 2018 Pairings Club)

Matching Motif: Sweet Tweed Cowl
  
Finished Size: 
5.5(6.5, 7.5) inches in circumference (washed and blocked) to fit hands measuring up to 7(8, 9) inches around palm; Note: size may be further refined by using a smaller or larger needle


Yarn Requirements: 
150 - 250 yards (137 - 229 m)

Gauge
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (knit flat; unblocked)
   
Needles: 
US 1 - 2.25 mm