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Catch a Wave Mittens

fern knits
Knitting
May 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
276 - 382 yards (252 - 349 m)
adult small, medium, and large
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Catch a Wave Mittens are fashioned with an allover geometric pattern, a fitted cuff, and gusseted thumb. They are snug and cozy, ensuring comfort and warmth. Instructions are given for a rounded closure at the tips of the fingers (pictured), a more traditional mitten top, as well as an option for fingerless mittens.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate. Pattern uses i-cord cast on, increases, decreases, working from charts, knitting in the round, grafting, and stranded knitting.

Materials Needed

Yarn: Approximately 276 {322, 382} yards in fingering weight yarn in two colors: for Main Color 120 {140, 156} yards; for Contrasting Color 156 {182, 226} yards. Yarn used in mittens pictured:
• Knit Picks Palette (Fingering, 100% wool, 231 yards per skein)
o For Main Color: 1 skein (Bluebell colorway for small, Pennyroyal colorway for medium and large)
o For Contrasting Color: 1 skein (Celestial colorway for small, Garnet Heather colorway for medium, Black colorway for large)

Needles: Size to achieve proper gauge.
• For small, set of 2.25mm (US 1) double pointed needles (DPNs)
• For medium, set of 2.75mm (US 2) double pointed needles (DPNs)
• For large, set of 3.25mm (US 3) double pointed needles (DPNs)

Gauge: Using corresponding needles listed above, in stranded colorwork pattern, after blocking. Take time to check gauge.
• For small, 11 stitches x 12 rows = 1” x 1”
• For medium, 10 stitches x 11 rows = 1” x 1”
• For large, 9 stitches x 10 rows = 1” x 1”

Notions: stitch holders / waste yarn, tapestry needle, stitch marker.