Mercy Cuffs by Julie Turjoman

Mercy Cuffs

October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
200 - 215 yards (183 - 197 m)
S (M, L) Fits palm circumference of 6-7 (7-8, 8-9)"
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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!

Los Angeles in the Roaring Twenties is an exciting launching pad for author Alice Duncan’s sheltered and proper Boston Brahmin Mercedes Alcutt. Having escaped the clutches of her overbearing mother, Mercy is determined to enjoy her freedom in decadent Hollywood. Seeking independence and a job that will provide her with material for the novels she plans to write, she promptly bobs her hair and becomes the secretary to a jaded ex-cop turned private investigator.

Whether peeking out from the sleeves of a favorite jacket, dressing up winter gloves as a colorful outer layer, or simply keeping the modern day knitter’s hands warm while working on her laptop, these charming cuffs are cozy and versatile. Try them with either the Lattice pattern or the ruffle facing out for different effects.

Sample shown in size Medium.

Lorna’s Laces Haymarket 215 yds (196 m)/3.5 oz (100 g), 100% Bluefaced Leicester wool.
Main Color (MC): Farwell #712. 1 skein.
Contrast Color (CC): Cummerbund #1312. 1 skein.
US Size 5 (3.75 mm), or size needed to obtain correct gauge
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
US Size F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook

24 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st, blocked;
27 sts and 48 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Lattice Patt, blocked.