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Charlotte St. Mitts

Knitting
April 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch in stockinette in the round
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
225 - 275 yards (206 - 251 m)
S(L), measures 6.5(7.5) ins around at wrist and palm
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There is nothing like a cozy pair of fingerless mitts to add a bit of comfort, especially when you’re on the go during transitional seasons. Another pattern named for a Peterborough, Ontario street, the Charlotte St. mitts are a necessary accessory! These will keep you comfortable around town in the chilly spring and fall, or warm your hands while typing at the keyboard indoors in winter. Featuring a delicate lace pattern along back of the hand, and a long, folded over ribbed cuff at the top.

Choose your favourite colour of Tanis Fiber Arts cashmere sock, or your preferred fingering weight or sport weight wool, superwash wool, or wool/cashmere blend yarn for 7.5 sts/inch in the round.

(Sample shown in Size L.)

MATERIALS
• Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label sock 70% superwash merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon, 365m/400yds per 115g/4oz skein, 1 skein shown in ‘brick’
OR preferred fingering weight or sport weight wool or wool/cashmere blend that works with pattern gauge

• 3.0mm/US 2.5 set of 4 double-pointed needles or 32-40” circular for Magic Loop, OR needle size required to obtain gauge
• stitch markers (at least 4, small)
• tapestry needle

GAUGE
• 7.5 sts and 11 rounds over 1 inch in stockinette stitch in the round, on 3.0mm/US 2.5 needles OR needle size required to obtain gauge

SIZING
• S(L)
• Completed mitt measures 6.5(7.5) ins around at wrist and palm.
• Choose pattern size based on your preferred fit. Sample size is shown worn slightly loosely: 1 inch positive ease at wrist, ¼ inch positive ease at palm.

Size may also be easily modified by altering needle size, i.e. smaller needle size to achieve a smaller mitt.

SKILLS
• Working in the round
• Working knit, purl, and basic lace stitches including yarnovers, single and double decreases
• Working from a charted pattern