Little Heart's Ease by Allison O'Mahony
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Little Heart's Ease

Knitting
April 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
140 - 202 yards (128 - 185 m)
Women’s sizes S [M, L]
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A simple colourwork pattern adds interest, density, and warmth to this basic mitten silhouette. The contrast colour looks like little hearts, which reminded me of the tiny community of Little Heart’s Ease in Trinity Bay; Newfoundland is known for its quirky place names. Columns of slipped stitches add polish, forming faux side seams to hide the jog that naturally occurs when knitting stranded colourwork in the round. Requiring little yarn for the contrast colour, this quick knit is a great project for using up leftovers of your favourite yarns and colours.

MATERIALS
Aran weight yarn in the following approximate amounts:

102 [123, 148] m/111 [135, 162] yd Main Colour (MC)
26 [31, 37] m/28 [34, 41] yd Contrast Colour (CC)

Shown in Briggs & Little Heritage (100% Wool; 197 m/215 yd per 113 g/4 oz skein) in colours Light Grey (MC) and Light Maroon (CC)

GAUGE
20 stitches & 26 rounds = 10 cm/4” in colourwork pattern

NEEDLES
One set 4.0 mm needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge)

*Either one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs), two circular needles, or one long circular needle, as you prefer for small circumference knitting in the round.

SIZE
Women’s sizes S [M, L] to fit 19 [21, 23] cm/7.5 [8.25, 9]” hand circumferences, measured at the widest part of the hand (i.e. around the base of the thumb)

Shown in size M on a 21 cm/8.25” hand circumference with 1 cm/0.5” negative ease

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Hand circumference 18 [20, 22] cm/7 [7.75, 8.5]”, after blocking

ADDITIONAL TOOLS
Stitch marker, smooth waste yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle

SKILL LEVEL
2 out of 5