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Malaga Cove Mitts

Ennea Collective - December 2010
k*tog Oklahoma Tornado Relief
Sunset Cat Designs
Knitting
December 2010
handspun
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
125 yards (114 m)
S, M, L
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Malaga Cove on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is a gorgeous spot for beach diving and snorkeling. Kelp forests are home to Garibaldi and other fish. The ocean floor varies between rock reefs and swathes sand. You can see leopard sharks, horn sharks, and more. Go on a day with a southerly or no swell for the best visibility.

The twisted stitch and lace pattern reminds me of the pattern of waves reflected on the sandy ocean floor on a sunny day.

Measurements of finished item:
Palm circumference: 6.75 (7.75, 8.5”) / 17 (19.5, 21.5)cm
Cuff length: 1.5”/4 cm
Total length: 6”/15.25 cm

Yarn: 2 ply superwash merino, 16 wpi, 1.2 oz/ 125 yds. Colorway Dragonskin from Funky Carolina.

Gauge:
28 sts and 38 rounds = 4”/ 10cm in St st with larger needles.

Needles:
US 2/2.75 mm needles or size to obtain correct gauge.
US1.5/2.5 mm needles for ribbing.
Your choice of circular needle(s) or DPNs.

Notions required: Tapestry needle, cable needle, three stitchmarkers, waste yarn.

Techniques used:
Knitting in the round, twisted stitches, simple lace, reading charts.