Cephalopod Mitts by Faye Kennington
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Cephalopod Mitts

Knitting
September 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
240 yards (219 m)
One size, 8”(20cm) around the palm and 11”(27cm) long, with the length of the mitten extending well beyond the fingertips of an average adult hand.
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I like to imagine these mitts catching people-watchers off guard, wrapped around a hot cup of take out coffee at the bus stop or grasping a leash at the dog park. That’s right folks, the tentacled ones have infiltrated your ‘hood!

Each Cephalopod Mitt is knit flat, with the back side in a solid colour and stranded colourwork on the palm. The pieces are sewn together to create a curve over and off the fingertips.

Size:
The mitts are one size, 8”(20cm) around the palm and 11”(27cm) long, with the length of the mitten extending well beyond the fingertips of an average octopus adult hand.

Materials:
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted, Merino Wool, 210y (192m)/ 100g (3.5oz), approximately: MC - 88y (80m)/ 42g (1.5oz) “Pink Frost,”
C1 - 80y (73m)/ 38g (1.25oz) “Uva,” and
C2 - 71y (65m)/ 34g (1.25oz) “Natural.”
Scrap yarn.

Tools:
US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), US 6 (4 mm) knitting needles (or 1 size smaller than needle used to obtain gauge), straight pins, tapestry needle.

Gauge:
18 sts/26 rows over 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch with larger needles.