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Gansey Mitts

Folk Style: Innovative Designs to Knit, Including Sweaters, Hats, Scarves, Gloves and More
Knitting
August 2007
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
25.5 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch worked in the round; 27 stitches and 44 rounds = 4" (10 cm) in sailor's rib worked in the rnd.
US 2 - 2.75 mm
224 yards (205 m)
7.25 (7.75)" (18.5 [19.5] cm) hand circumference and 9 (9.75)" (23 [25] cm) total length.

Pattern description from Folk Style: “To Veronik Avery, ‘folk’ means ‘steeped in tradition.’ Veronik used the time-honored patterns of Scottish ganseys in an updated, but no less traditional, hat-and-mitten set. Drawn to the ‘comfort food’ knit-and-purl gansey patterns, she made a textural design that is easy to knit. For the hat, she limited herself to one of the patterns that just happens to resemble a thermal knit. To add a personalized heirloom quality to the mitts, Veronik designs a spot for knit-in initials.”

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

Note: If making a hat and mitten set, 3 balls is sufficient to make the smaller-size mittens along with either of the 2 smallest hat sizes, but not enough to make both projects in the largest size.