Badlands Mitts by Kathryn Folkerth
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Badlands Mitts

Knitting
November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
50 - 175 yards (46 - 160 m)
Toddler (Child, Teen) Adult S (Adult M, Adult L)
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Purchase the Badlands Mitts together with the Badlands Hat for $7. No coupon code necessary. You can put them both in your cart at once or if you’ve previously purchased the other pattern just add this one to your cart and it will discount the price so that the total paid for both together equals $7.

Do you have leftover bits of fingering weight yarn lying about?  You know what I’m talking about.  You fall in love with a beautiful skein and promptly turn most of it into socks or a hat.  The rest gets shoved into a jar or bag or plastic container and thrown into the back of the closet until you figure out something else to do with it later.  Well, something else is this and later is now. 

This pattern was designed to use up leftover bits of yarn from the coordinating hat, but it will work with leftovers from all of you lightweight knits.  They’re knit from the top down with the idea that you separate what yarn you have into two balls before beginning and work until you run out.-- Give your leftovers new life!

Sizes: Toddler (Child, Teen) Adult S (Adult M, Adult L)

with finished hand circumferences of:

5.5 (6.5, 7) 7.5 8, 8.5” / 14 (16.5, 18) 19 20.5, 22 cm

This pattern fits best with negative ease. Choose the size slightly smaller than the finished hand circumference of the intended wearer.

Yarn Requirements: Approximately 50 (85, 100) 120 (150, 170) yards / 45 (78, 92) 110 138, 155 meters fingering weight wool.

Sample shown in The Fibre Co., Cumbria fingering (90% Wool 10% Mohair & 328 yards / 300 meters per 100g) Colorway: Buttermere.

Smaller sample shown in Malabrigo, Finito (100% Merino & 200 yards / 183 meters per 50g) Colorway: Jupiter.*

Needles and Notions: US size 3 / 3.25 mm and US 5 / 3.75 mm needles as preferred for working small circumferences in the round (or size needed to obtain gauge) plus one extra needle in larger size to attach thumb.

2 stitch markers, scrap yarn, tapestry needle.

Techniques used: Knitting in the round, slipping stitches, decreasing.

Many thanks to Dana Gervais for tech editing this pattern. Thank you also to my testers.