Bare Bones by Mary O'Shea

Bare Bones

January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in over colorwork pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
adult medium
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Looking at this pattern is like watching cumulus clouds in the summer--searching for images in the sky. Depending on which variation you’re viewing, and where you’re coming from, you might see bare tree branches, arachnids, hearts, paper birch bark, subdivision layouts, circuit boards, arthropods, etc. What do you see?

This pattern includes two charts--one for each of the two possible variations of the pattern. In one variation the lighter shade is the background, and in the other it is the darker shade.

The completed mittens are 8.5 inches in outer circumference, and 11 inches long from cuff to tip.

Two full skeins of the recommended yarn is sufficient to make 2 pairs of adult medium mittens.

For a smaller size (women’s small), use a fingering weight wool, US size 2 needles and work at gauge of 32 stitches to 4 inches. For a larger size (men’s large), use worsted weight wool, US size 4 needles and work at a gauge of 24 stitches to 4 inches.