Foehn Mitts by Lori Law

Foehn Mitts

January 2012
handspun sportweight wool
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
s/m, m/l
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A foehn (pronounced like ‘feign’) wind is a hot dry wind which comes abruptly over the lee side of the mountain, also known as a ‘snow-eater’. The most well-known version of foehn winds in North America are the Chinooks over the Rocky Mountains. Like these winds, the Foehn Mitts will keep you warm and toasty, knit in fair isle style, doubling the warmth.

There is a matching cowl:

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Materials: About 70 yds 64 m of sport-weight wool in MC; 70 yds 64 m in CC.
Yarn Details: Main color (MC) is spun from 50g of natural Oatmeal Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 2ply, semi-worsted style, 133 yds per 50g, about 1330 ypp, Z-spun @ 10.5:1, S-plied @ 12.5:1. Contrast colour was spun the same way out of a custom blended roving made up of differently-coloured Merinos, Oatmeal BFL and Black Shetland.
Needles: US3 3.25mm and US5 3.75mm DPNs or circulars to suit your preferred method for knitting in the round.
Gauge: 6 stitches & 8 rows per square inch in stockinette
Finished Size: sm-med ~7.5” circumference; med-lg ~ 8.5” circumference
Other: tapestry needle for darning ends; stitch markers