Chainlink Mitts by Kate Bostwick

Chainlink Mitts

by Kate Bostwick
July 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch with Needle A
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
Finished palm circumference 7.5” (8.25”, 9.5”) /19 (20.5, 24) cm
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These are fun, cozy fingerless mitts to keep you warm on those first cold days of the year. They knit up in a hurry in this thick, gorgeous yarn, so when the forecast becomes foreboding, you can still get them done in time.

This pattern is also a great chance to try out some new techniques like stranded colourwork and tubular cast on and bind off, on a small scale. The pattern includes a photo tutorial for both tubular CO and tubular BO.

Depending on how long you make the cuff, these mitts will use varying amounts of the Main Colour.

Women’s Size S (M, L)—Finished palm circumference 7.5” (8.25”, 9.5”) /19 (20.5, 24) cm, designed to fit with 0.5”/1 cm ease.

Third Vault Yarns Gytha Worsted; 100% Falkland Wool; 208 yds 190 m / 3.53 oz 100 g - 1 skein of Drink Me and ~ 5 g of White

DPNs or preferred style for small-circumference knitting in each of:
Needle A: US #8/5 mm —or size needed to obtain gauge as listed.
Needle B: US #6/4 mm—or 2 sizes smaller than Needle A.
Needle C: US #9/5.5 mm—or 1 size larger than Needle A.

Tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers, scrap yarn,t wo extra circular needles or DPNs the same size as Needle B or smaller for tubular BO.

17.5 stitches and 28 rounds = 4”/10 cm in St st in the round, blocked.

A huge thank you goes to Eleanor Dixon for technical editing, and to my wonderful testers.