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Cuckoo Clock

Time on my Hands
Sugar Tree
Knitting
September 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
233 - 332 yards (213 - 304 m)
9 (10.25, 11.25)"/23 (26, 28.5) cm hand circumference
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Twisted stitch cables and chalet style cuckoo clocks are both associated with Austria. These white mittens are meant to bring to mind the snow covered alps and a really good mug of hot chocolate.

Construction Notes
After the ribbed cuff the stitches twist, split, crisscross, and rejoin before decreasing in elegant points. All cables are charted and some decreases are worked into the cables at the top. An afterthought thumb keeps the knitting across the palm simple.

Notions
US 1/2.25 mm dpns
US 2/2.75 mm dpns or size needed to obtain gauge
2 markers for cable section
tapestry needle for weaving in ends
scrap yarn for afterthought thumb

Skills
knit and purl
working on DPNs
k2tog, ssk, p2tog - described in pattern
Cables and twisted stitches - described in pattern
reading charts

I want to thank Chris Church (rchrispy on Ravelry) for providing the technical editing.