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Alpine Embroidered Mitts

Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2008
Knitting
October 2008
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
545 yards (498 m)
7" hand circumference and 7½" long
This pattern is available for download for $3.85.

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Holiday 2008: “Pam Allen says of the Alpine Embroidered Mitts, ‘The embroidery was inspired by the embroidered mittens and socks in the Bohus collection. I like the chunky, rustic stitches I used - a double strand of yarn makes them quick and adds dimension to them. The colors are semi peasant. Red, white, and blue would have been traditional, but I opted for a soft green for the white and a heathered red. Like peasan embroidery, though, the colors are lively and there’s good strong contrast between them.”

Finished Size: 7” hand circumference and 7½” long, to fit a woman’s medium hand.

Yarn: Classic Elite Inca Alpaca (100% alpaca; 109 yd 100 m/50 g): #1107 Camacho periwinkle (blue; MC), 2 skeins; #1105 begonia (red; A), #1111 peridot (yellow-green; B), and #1189 petal (pink; C), 1 skein each.

Needles: Sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 6 (4 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle; waste yarn; stiff cardboard.

Pages 32 & 64.