Handspun Dreams Mitten by Hannah Fettig

Handspun Dreams Mitten

December 2016
Aurelian Supply
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
150 yards (137 m)
Adult Small, Medium, Large
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What to do with a precious skein of bulky handspun yarn? I played with mixing handspun with a commercial bulky yarn to create a simple fabric that stretches the supply of precious yarn further, enough to knit a complete wearable accessory. For this design I alternated between the two yarns every other row. If you have a more limited supply of handspun you could space the handspun rows out further. Play with the two yarns on a swatch first and see what you think!

The stated gauge is based on yarn A alone, as bulky handspun will vary in thickness and can make gauge difficult to read. Please note that if you decide to knit a pair of mittens using only yarn A, the fit may be snug as I factored in the fact that the hand spun would puff the mittens out as you can see from the samples shown. If you’re concerned about this, I suggest going up a size or in the case of size Large increasing 2 - 4 stitches after working the ribbing. And of course if you do this, factor in a bit more Yarn A yardage, too!