Asylum Hill by Sarah Eyre
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Asylum Hill

Knitting
March 2013
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 1 - 2.25 mm
844 yards (772 m)
One size (see below for finished measurements)

These mittens were inspired by a set of hinges on a church door in Asylum Hill in Hartford, Connecticut. I was driving through the neighborhood while visiting my friend Chion Wolf and suddenly called out, “Pull over, pull over! I need to take pictures of those doors!” Luckily, we’re both strange and unflappable women, and she didn’t mind at all. The lovely twists of cast iron were absolutely hypnotizing and clearly needed to be knitwear.

Materials:
MC Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock 80% superwash merino wool,10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 420 yds/384m per 113g skein; color Velvet Underground (dark blue); 1 skein

CC Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga! 80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 424 yds/387m per 113g skein; color Starry Night Cracker (blue-green); 1 skein

Two US #1/2.25mm circular needles or set of dpns, as preferred

Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Waste yarn

Finished Measurements:
Hand circumference: 8”/20.5cm
Total length: 9.25”/23.5cm