July Mittens by Kate Gagnon Osborn
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July Mittens

Knitting
July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
700 yards (640 m)
10” (25.5 cm) length, 7.75” (20 cm) circumference.
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD
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It’s here! The final mitten in the Year of Mittens. We can hardly believe a year has gone by. So much has changed here at Kelbourne Woolens over the last year and it has been both amazing and wonderful - and if we’re being honest, a little stressful! - to mark the beginning of each month with a new pattern for you.

We have absolutely loved seeing all of your mittens pop up on Instagram and Ravelry, and are so impressed with the shops that have held knit alongs, classes, and marked each month with a new project!

The July Mitten is knit in two parts; First, the outer mitten is knit, and then the mitten is embroidered in order to easily weave in all ends. Next, the lining is knit to complete the mitten. When working the lining, you may find it easiest to work the thumb prior to finishing all top of hand shaping in order to properly weave in all ends. 

The embroidery colors used in the mitten are featured in prior Year of Mittens patterns. You will most likely have plenty of leftover colors from previously knit mittens to work the embroidery.

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN:

Mittens: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein): scafell pike (outer), cowberry (lining), 1 skein each.
Embroidery: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein): cowberry, hadrian’s wall, castlerigg, buttermere, helvellyn, windermere, appx. 10 yds. each.
GAUGE: 32 sts + 42 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - set US 1 (2.25 mm) dpns.
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, smooth waste yarn of comparable gauge. 
SIZE: 10” (25.5 cm) length, 7.75” (20 cm) circumference.
SKILLS: Provisional cast-on, embroidery, decreasing, picking up stitches.

USEFUL TIPS:
• For a tutorial on working embroidery, visit our tips and tricks here.
• For a tutorial on the provisional cast-on, visit our tutorial here.