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221B Baker Street

[fandom knits]
November 2012
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
33 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
240 - 310 yards (219 - 283 m)
Womens' small (sport weight) to Mens' large (DK)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Welcome to 221B Baker Street, where it’s always 1895.
V. Starrett

I ask: what could be more quintessentially British than 221B and a properly oriented Union Flag, other than HRH drinking tea with the corgis?

Inspired by the ongoing 221B blanket KAL. Really, I shouldn’t get any credit for this pattern since it’s so simple. I did play a little with the font, though.

This pattern is only available as a chart following traditional Selbu construction and comes with no written instructions. These mittens were designed to accommodate longer fingers than usual and have longer cuffs to keep out the cold.

Pattern gauge of 8.25 stitches per inch using sport weight yarn will produce a ~7.5” circumference mitten that is 11” long.

If you plan to line your mittens, make sure you knit them with an extra .5-.75” ease. You will need approximately 150-200 yards of fingering weight to make a loosely knit liner.

As always, adjusting your gauge and yarn weight to fingering (10 sts/in for 6.5” circumference), DK (7 sts/in for 8.75” circumference), or worsted (6 sts/in for 9.5” circumference) allows this chart to fit almost everyone as desired.

This free pattern is provided for personal use only and remains the property of ampersand designs. The sale of items resulting from this pattern is prohibited without explicit consent in the form of a licensing agreement from the designer.

Finally, no copyright infringement is intended with this free design and all relevant characterisations belong to their respective owners.