Foundling Mitts (Twisted Version) by Julia Temiseva
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Foundling Mitts (Twisted Version)

Knitting
April 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
140 - 180 yards (128 - 165 m)
One size: hand will fit up to 8" / 20.5cm around knuckles.
This pattern is available from cooperativepress.com for $6.00.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, this version of the Foundling Mitts (also see the colorwork version) is worked in a DK-weight yarn for a thicker, squishy fabric.

Twisted stitches on a background of reverse stockinette show Foundling as the vines surrounding the single rose Lina transformed into. More twisted stitches are on the cuff, where a curly vine wraps around the wrist and is fastened off with a button closure.

MATERIALS
Sublime Yarns Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK (75% merino, 20% silk, 5% cashmere; 127 yds / 116m per 50g skein, 12 wpi), Color 027; 2 skeins
Note: You may be able to get by with just 1 skein, but that is cutting it very very close; buy a second skein to be safe.

1 set US #6 / 4mm double-point needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Cable needle
US size D / 3.25mm crochet hook
2 buttons
Cross-stitch thread in a coordinating color
Stitch markers
Waste yarn
Yarn needle