Air Mail Mittens by tante ehm

Air Mail Mittens

February 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
109 - 120 yards (100 - 110 m)
one size
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Maybe a far away friend would appreciate some hand knit mittens! Or maybe your yarn is from a far away place. These mittens have flown over 9000 miles! Saskia, of Ovis et Cetera, sent me her new yarn to design a pair of colourwork mittens for display at her market booth. The original pair is knit with her BFL Single Ply yarn in Pine & Natural. It is luscious and so soft! A real treat to work with if you get the chance! The finished mittens made the journey back to Germany from Canada. It gave me such a thrill! Too literal with the name? Maybe.

25 g of DK weight yarn in each of two colours. (approximately 50 m/55 yd of each)
4 mm/US 6 dpn’s or size needed to obtain gauge
3.5/US 4 dpn’s, or two sizes smaller than gauge needle

24 sts = 10 cm / 4” in colourwork on 4 mm / US 7 dpn’s or size needed to obtain gauge