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Fleeceflower Tam & Mitts

Knitting
October 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in on 2.75 mm needles for Hat. Gauge will vary for mitts depending on size.
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
800 yards (732 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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The Fleeceflower Tam and Mitts capture the leafy foliage and spikes of fluffy flowers in this beautiful colourwork set. The different mitt sizes are worked in different-sized needles. Knit in a hardy BFL sock yarn, this set will wear well!

materials
1 skein each SweetGeorgia Yarns BFL Sock in Willow (CC) and Birch (MC) (400 yd / 365 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 80% superwash bluefaced leicester, 20% nylon)

needles
Hat
Size US 2 / 2.75 mm circular needles & DPNs
Size US 0 / 2.00 mm circular needles & DPNs

Mitts
Women’s Small: US 2 / 2.75mm DPNs
Women’s Medium: US 2.5* / 3.00mm DPNs
Women’s Large: US 3* / 3.25mm DPNs

Since US sizing is not standard this number may not match up with the metric size.
US 0 / 2.00 mm DPNs for ribbing (all sizes)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

notions
1 stitch marker, 1 stitch holder, tapestry needle

gauge
Hat
In colorwork: 30 sts by 36 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 2 / 2.75 mm needles.

Mitts
Small: 32 sts by 40 rows to 4” / 10 cm on
US 2 / 2.75 mm needles in stockinette.
Medium: 30 sts by 40 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 2.5* / 3.00 mm needles in stockinette.
Large: 28 sts by 36 rows to 4” / 10 cm on
US 3* / 3.25 mm needles in stockinette.
To save time and ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.

skill
Intermediate

Size
Hat
Finished diameter: 3.6 (3.9, 4.1)” / 9.1 (9.9, 10.4) cm
Height (total): 8.8 (8.8, 9.6)” / 22.3 (22.3, 22.4) cm
Height (excluding ribbing): 7.3 (7.3, 8.1)” / 18.5 (18.5, 20.6) cm

Mitts
Circumference around knuckles:
Small: 6 to 6.5” / 15.25 to 16.5 cm
Medium: 7 to 7.5” / 17.75 to 19 cm
Large: 8 to 8.5” / 20.25 to 21.5 cm
These mitts are meant to be snug. They should have about 10% negative ease (much like hand knit socks).