Magnolia by Susan Pandorf


December 2008
DK (11 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in twisted rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 yards (137 m)
lg (6"circ.) sm (5" circ.)
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I made mine long so they would cover the forearms with a 3/4 length sleeve. They came in just under one skein of the Manos silk blend, but if you are in a hurry, you could easily do two pattern repeats instead of three. Malabrigo’s silky merino would also be lovely.

The color is Dove, a lovely ecru with very pale undertones of soft green and pink. Perfect for the delicacy of the design, but I could also see them as Poinsettia mitts in that lovely deep crimson color.

I placed the increases within the thumb gusset so they form a chevron pattern, and added a little picot trim to the edges.
The pattern pulls the bottom of the mitts up in the center, providing a gracefully curved line, and the twisted ribbing ensures a snug fit.

Charted design - Intermediate level - knit in the round.

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