Broadlands Mitts by Jane Lithgow
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Broadlands Mitts

July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in rib
US 1 - 2.25 mm
219 - 344 yards (200 - 315 m)
Short or long
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I am descended from Nottinghamshire lace makers who came to work at Broadlands Lace Factory in Newport Isle of Wight in the early nineteenth century. The building still exists as apartments having spent some years as government offices. The decorative cabled lace panel contrasted with the austere ribbing on this mitt evoke the phases in the life of this building.

One size fits most - the stitch pattern is very stretchy. Approx 20 34cm (813in) in length.

Shorter Mitt: Approx. 200m (220yds) of 4ply/Fingering weight yarn. Shown in Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn in shade 5638
Longer Mitt: Approx. 315m (345yds) of 4ply/Fingering weight yarn. Shown in 1 x Wollemeise Pure in Olio Vergine

A set of 2.25mm (US 1) DPNs or a 2.25mm (US 1) circular needle, 80cm (32in) length (if using magic loop method)
Cable needle
Small amount of 4ply scrap yarn.
Tapestry needle.