Farmers' Market Mitts by Kyle Kunnecke

Farmers' Market Mitts

September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in chart pattern with larger needles, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
2.75 mm (C)
400 yards (366 m)
7½ (8½ , 9)" (19 [21.5, 23] cm) hand circumference and 5½ (6, 7¼ )" (14 [15, 18.5] cm) long.
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Local culture often influences architecture, as seen in the textured knit/purl pattern on these fingerless mitts. It references the pueblo influence seen in the architecture in Phoenix, Arizona, where I spent my high school years. Remembering how light and shadow play on adobe walls, these gently patterned mittens were born.

In milder climates where the mornings are cool but not freezing, these
mitts make daybreak a bit cozier. Solid yarns work best for this project because the textured pattern is quite subtle.

Knitting Knowledge
This project is worked in the round and requires:
• Knitting with circular and double-pointed needles
• Casting on
• Knitting and purling
• Reading charts
• Finishing

Mitts shown measure 8½ “ (21.5 cm).