Maisie Driving Mitts by Julie Turjoman

Maisie Driving Mitts

October 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Tapestry Stitch on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
S (M, L) Fits palm circumference of 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8 1/2)"
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Fans of Downton Abbey’s amazing fashions, rejoice!

Just in time for holiday gift-knitting, A Head For Trouble: What To Knit While Catching Crooks, Chasing Clues, and Solving Murders (20 Hats & Adornments Inspired by Lady Detectives of the Roaring Twenties) was released in October, 2014. It is available in both electronic and paperback format both here and on my website:

Knit something special for your inner flapper!

Author Jacqueline Winspear gives us a sensitive, highly intelligent detective in Maisie Dobbs, who survived her stint as a battlefield nurse during WWI only to lose her beloved to shellshock. Training in psychology with a brilliant Scotland Yard consultant adds a sobering depth to her understanding of motive and crime, just as her natural empathy makes her a sharp observer of human frailty.

With their color work cuffs and snappy button tabs embellishing the wearer’s wrists, these fingerless mitts offer a discreet mix of fashionable panache and practical warmth when driving with the top down on a chilly autumn day.

Fits wrist circumference 6½ (7½, 8½)“ 16.5 (19, 21.5) cm.
Shown in size Medium.

Hand circumference: 6½ (7½, 8½)“ 16.5 (19, 21.5) cm
Length: 7¼ (7¾, 8¼)“ 18.5 (19.5, 21) cm

Main Color (MC): The Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport 325 yds (297 m)/3.5oz (100 g), 65% merino wool, 20% mulberry silk, 15% yak; Sport wt.: Morticia, 1 skein
Contrast Color (CC): The Plucky Knitter Bello Worsted 200 yds (183 m)/3.5oz (100 g), 55% merino wool, 45% cashmere; Worsted wt.: Baroque, 1 skein
US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circ needle, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
Set of 4 or 5 US Size 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Four ½“ (13 mm) diameter buttons
Thread to match yarn color

Cuff: 28 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Tapestry St on larger needles Hand: 28 sts and 35 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on smaller needles