Chewie Mittens (Star Wars tribute) by Therese Sharp

Chewie Mittens (Star Wars tribute)

July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
290 - 320 yards (265 - 293 m)
Ladies M and Gentlemens M-L
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R2-D2 and Chewbacca are playing the holographic game aboard the Millennium Falcon

Chewbacca: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh!
C-3PO: He made a fair move. Screaming about it can’t help you.
Han Solo: Let him have it. It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.
C-3PO: But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
Han Solo: That’s ‘cause droids don’t pull people’s arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
Chewbacca: Grrf.
C-3PO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.

Sizes: Ladies medium (gentlemens medium/large)
Width: 9,5 cm/3.7” (10,5 cm/4.1”)
Length: 24 cm/9.4” (29 cm/11.4”)
Gauge: 35 st x 35 rows = 4” after blocking to above size
Yarn: Filcolana Arwetta Classic in Black, Nougat (937) and White. You will use slightly more than half a skein of each of the black and brown, and a tiny amount of white.

Images showing Ladies size.

I made the white sections using the intarsia method, but if you prefer to add them using duplicate stitch that also works fine.

I knit my mittens using the magic loop method, but DPNs works as well, or a short circular needle if that is what you prefer. Please make sure not to leave too long floats at the back of your work. I usually twist the yarn every 3 stitches.’

Oh, and if you publish pictures of your mittens on any social platforms it would be really cool if you used the hashtag #ChewieMittens. But only if you want to, of course.

May the force be with you!