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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 rounds= 4” in St st 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
t least 3 stitch markers; tapestry needle; waste yarn or extra circular needle for provisional cast on; cable needle.

SKILLS
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.