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Don't Fence Me in

Knitting
May 2010
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
one size, alter yarn weight/gauge for different sizes.
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This elegant design started as an exercise in using travelling stitches as a way to divide the mitten into its different sections.

FINISHED SIZE: Measures 8” long, 7” around palm. Fits up to 8” circumference around palm.

YARN: Approx 200 yds of heavy fingering weight to light sport weight for a pair of mitts. Sample shown in Bijou Spun Himalayan Trail, 75/25 Yak / Merino Blend, 200 yd/56gm, natural.

GAUGE: 28 sts & 44 rows = 4” in St st in the rnd with the larger needles.

NEEDLES: US 2/2.75 mm (or size to obtain gauge) & US 1.5/2.5mm (use needles one size smaller than large needles). Your choice of Magic Loop, 2 circulars or DPNs.

NOTIONS: at least 3 stitch markers; tapestry needle; waste yarn or extra circular needle for provisional cast on; cable needle.

SKILLS NEEDED: knitting in the round, reading charts, cabling, twisted stitches, provisional cast-on, hemmed bind off, Vikkel braid. Instructions given for Vikkel braid.

The mitten is primarily charted.