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Forest Flower Mitts

Knitting
October 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 2 inches in stockinette stitch worked in rounds on larger needles, after blocking
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 yards (274 m)
8" (20.5 cm) hand circumference and 6½" (16.5 cm) from cuff to top; to fit a women’s medium to large.
This pattern is available for download for $5.50.

This pattern for fingerless mitts by Nancy Bush is one of six patterns available in the Fall 2011 issue of ColorKnits, a revolutionary digital eMag from Interweave. These mitts feature individually placed Roositud motifs, an inlay technique traditionally used on Estonian stockings and gloves. On gloves, the inlay patterns can be seen on the back of the hand, often up the backs of the fingers and also on the thumb. This style of glove was probably meant for festive wear, weddings, or church-going. It adds a traditional accent to these modern fingerless mitts.

For more information, see:
ColorKnits eMag

Interweave SKU: EP6123

Finished Size: 8” (20.5 cm) hand circumference and 6.” (16.5 cm) from cuff to top edge; to fit a women’s medium to large.

Yarn: Fingering weight (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Elemental Affects Natural Shetland Fingering

Yarn Weight: #1 - Super Fine

Needles: U.S. size 0 (2 mm) and U.S. size 1 (2.5 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); waste yarn for stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 13 sts and 20 rnds = 2” (5 cm) in St st worked in rounds on larger needles, after blocking.