Loden Mittens by Julia Trice
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Loden Mittens

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 yards (137 m)
one, to fit average woman or small man, see details below
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
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Errata available: juliatrice.com

required skills:
knitting in the round on DPNs
basic lace knitting
basic cable knitting
decreasing (k2tog, ssk)

skills to learn:
kitchener stitch / grafting (detailed instructions given)

finished measurements
7” / 18 cm circumference.
8” / 20.5 cm from wrist to fingertips, all sizes.
10” / 25.5 cm high, including cuff.
To fit the average adult woman. The lace pattern stretches significantly and will accommodate a range of hand circumferences.

yarn
1 skein Shalimar Yarns Haven in “Land! Katie Scarlet”; 247 yds / 226 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g; 63% merino wool / 37% tussah silk.
Mittens require approximately 150 yds / 137 m worsted weight yarn.

needles & notions
US 6 (4.0 mm) DPNs.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
4 stitch markers waste yarn darning needle

gauge
20 sts, 29 rnds equal 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch after blocking.
Lace pattern measures 2 1⁄4” / 5.5 cm wide

construction
Mittens are worked in the round from the bottom up.

note
Use the wearer’s hand measurements to achieve optimal fit. You may modify the pattern to accommodate different hand lengths by starting the Thumb Gusset at a different point in the pattern and working more or fewer rounds of ribbing at the cuff, if desired.