Byrehope by Clare Devine
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Byrehope

Knitting
August 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
71 - 98 yards (65 - 90 m)
S (M, L) Finished circumference: 16 (18, 20)cm / 6.25 (7, 7.75)in
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Byrehope

As we bid the cold months of winter farewell there is still a nip in the air, early morning excursions call for layers and the added warmth of wool.

Simple, yet beautifully detailed fingerless mitts, perfect for keeping the blustery winds at bay and your hands warm and cosy as you walk across the hills, take the dog for a run in the park or potter down the road to the bus stop.

Worked from the cuff to the fingers these mitts feature some interesting techniques while providing a clean canvas that lets the yarn shine in all its glory.

Mix and match colours for a little bit of cosy fun or knit the mitts from a single skein of your favourite colour.

Materials

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Halo Honey DK (DK; 100% Wensleydale; 225m / 246yd per 100g skein)
Shade: Dove; 1 x 100g skein
Shade: Moon River; 1 x 100g skein

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Humming DK (DK; 55% alpaca, 25% Merino, 20% nylon; 250m / 273yd per 100g skein)
Shade: My Little Pony; 1 x 100g skein

Yardage note: The mitts used between 25g and 35g of each yarn depending on size chosen. Approx yardage required: 63 (75, 88)m / 68 (82, 96)yd

3.25mm / US 3 set of DPNs or circular needle 80cm / 32in length (for working magic loop)

3.75mm / US 5 set of DPNs or circular needle 80cm / 32in length (for working magic loop)

Two lockable stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn to hold stitches

Gauge

22 sts and 30 rnds over 10cm / 4in of stocking stitch worked in the rnd and blocked, using 3.75mm/ US 5 needles

29 sts and 32 rnds over 10cm / 4in of 1 x 1rib worked in the rnd and blocked, using 3.25mm/ US 3 needles

Sizes

S (M, L)

Finished circumference:
16 (18, 20)cm / 6.25 (7, 7.75)in

To fit palm circumference approximately:
18 (20, 22)cm / 7 (7.75, 8.5)in

Length: 16 (18, 20) cm / 6.25 (7, 7.75)in
Can be adjusted to suit.

This pattern was originally part of the Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society, a yarn and pattern club by Clare Devine of Yarn and Pointy Sticks and Jessica James of Ginger Twist Studio.