Foo Dog mittens by Svetlana Gordon

Foo Dog mittens

November 2017
Lace ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
US 0 - 2.0 mm
Fits hand circumference 18cm / 18,5cm
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2018 year is a year of dog by Eastern calendar. These mittens are inspired by dog Foo, also known as celestial lion of Buddha - the legendary protector of Chinese emperors and nobles. Foo Dog has pointy dog ears and the rest of it’s body is lion’s. Lions are traditionally associated with might, and dogs are characterized as playful and loyal creatures, so dog Foo connects lion’s power with the heart of a dog. They are able to bring their owners family wellbeing and shield them from malicious forces. As such, these mittens can become a lucky charm for your own use, or a soulful present for your loved ones.
Double Jacquard is a technique that produces two color designs with no floats on the back. It is a process of knitting a fabric that has the two sides stocking knit. One side is predominantly main color, the other side is predominantly contrast color.

Yarn: MC: Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca 150 (385m/50g) – 30g
CC: Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca 009 (385m/50g) – 30g

Size: Fits hand circumference 18 | 18,5cm

Needles: 2mm double pointed needles

Gauge: 36sts and 48rows = 10cm over stocking stitch in pattern

Attention! This patterns doesn’t contain tutorial of technique Double Jacquard.

It is expected that you know how to knit in the round and are familiar with placement of stitches on your needles of choice working from charts in the round. Examples for a double knitting tutorial: