Lundey Mittens by K.M. Bedigan

Lundey Mittens

Knitting
October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking St in the Round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
S (M, L)
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This pattern is designed for the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza Retreat in Edinburgh, Oct 29-Nov 1 2015.

This pattern is included in the e-book / bundle Puffinries, comprising the Lundey Mittens (shown here), the Lundey Tam (Out Oct 31st), and the Puffling toy pattern.

Puffins with their distinct colouring and quirky appearance are extremely endearing, earning their nickname ‘Clowns of the Sea’.

The mittens are knitted from the cuff and are available in three sizes. Optional thumbs can be included. The pattern is only worked in two shades at any one time. Colour details on the beak and feet are added to one Puffin motif on the back of each hand using duplicate stitch once the knitting is complete.

Lundy Island in the UK is home to a large population of these birds, and the name Lundy is said to come from the Old Norse Lundey, translated as Puffin (Lund) Island (-ey).

Materials
200-250 yds / 180 - 230 m fingering weight / 4 ply yarn. Sample uses Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight in the following shades:
MC - 77, Black (1, 2, 2 balls)
CC1 - 18, Bright Blue (less than 15 yds / 13 m )
CC2 - 1403, Bright Red (less than 15 yds / 13 m)
CC3 - 125, Burnt Orange (less than 15 yds / 13 m)
CC4 - 1, White (1 ball)

2.75 mm / US 2 DPNs or circular needle suitable for magic loop
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Optional Waste yarn if including thumbs

Sizes
S(M, L); to fit hand dam. 6 (7, 8) “ / 15 (18, 21) cm. Sizes can be modified by increasing / decreasing cast on by multiples of 12 stitches. Please note that additional yarn may be required.

Gauge
32 sts x 40 rows = 4 “ / 10 cm in Stocking stitch