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Khufu Mitts

Knitting
September 2010
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in Dot Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
238 - 250 yards (218 - 229 m)
One Size, adjustable for length
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Designed for The Unique Sheep’s Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Club, these mittens were inspired by the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The top of these convertible mitts features brick-like patterning with a pointy top, symbolizing the pyramid itself. Tiny dots of texture are scattered across the hand, representing the sand of Egypt’s immense desert, and intwined cables make up the cuffs, reminiscent of the Nile River.

The mittens are worked entirely seamlessly, beginning with the cuffs. Stitches are picked up from around one side of the cuff to form the hand, then stitches are put on hold to form the mitten top. The thumb gusset is formed by working increases while knitting the hand, and is finished into either a fingerless or full thumb after the rest of the mitten is complete.


Size
Adult; one size fits all. Mitten top is adjustable to fit.

Materials

  • 72 grams/238 yards sportweight yarn (sample shown in The Unique Sheep Green Sheep Sport, 100% organic superfine merino wool, 330 yards per 100 gram skein, Color: Papyrus)
  • US 6/4.0 mm straight needles
  • Set of 5 US 4/3.5 mm double pointed needles OR 32-inch circular needle for working in the round
  • Stitch holder
  • Cable needle
  • 2, 1/2-inch shank buttons
  • Scissors
  • Blunt needle
  • Waste yarn

Gauge
27 sts/38 rows = 4” in pattern


Errata for The Unique Sheep shipment (PDF is correct):
Round 20 of both thumb gusset sections should read:
Round 20: K1, ^ p1, k3; rep from ^ to last 3 sts, k2, p1.


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