Clam Shell Mitts by Stephanie McIntosh
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Clam Shell Mitts

November 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 rib, unstretched
US 7 - 4.5 mm
251 - 274 yards (230 - 251 m)
Small (Women's), Large (Men's)
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Ever need to wear hand-warmers so that you can text, pay your bus fare, or just find your keys, only to discover that your fingertips turn to blocks of ice? This fun pair of mitts is designed to give the thumb, index and middle fingers maximum movement, while short-row shaping shields your other fingers from the cold in scrunchy garter stitch.

It’s also a great way stashbuster project for using up leftover 4-ply: knitted with 3 strands of sock yarn held together, every pair will be unique.

• 4.5mm circular needle (the finger joins will be considerably easier using a circ than with dpns)
• Yarn needle
• 3 colours of leftover sock yarn, approx 25g in each colour. The mitts will be worked with yarns held triple. Alternatively, you could use about 75g of chunky yarn.

Stitch Gauge: 32 stitches in 2x2 rib in the round /14cm unstretched, up to 26.5cm stretched.

Equivalent if knitted flat is 23 stitches / 10cm unstretched, 12 stitches / 10cm stretched

Row Gauge: 27 rounds / 10cm

(Getting exact gauge isn’t crucial, since the mitt is both snug and stretchy.)